Detroit 5, Cleveland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 24029

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 8 0
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 53-45 28-21 25-24 W1
Cleveland 49-49 26-25 23-24 L1

Recap


Tigers 5, Indians 3: Rookie Quintin Berry collected three hits - including a pair of RBI singles - and Max Scherzer tossed seven solid innings as visiting Detroit defeated Cleveland for just the second time in eight meetings.

Miguel Cabrera had an RBI single and Austin Jackson and Alex Avila each scored twice for the Tigers, who posted their sixth win in seven outings. Detroit remained tied atop the American League Central with Chicago, which cruised to an 8-2 triumph over Minnesota earlier on Wednesday.

After Berry gave Detroit a 3-0 lead in the second inning with an RBI single to shallow left field, he regained the Tigers' three-run advantage at 5-2 with a two-out run-scoring single in the sixth.

Scherzer (10-5) recorded his fourth straight victory and avenged last month's loss to Cleveland after scattering three hits and striking out eight. Joaquin Benoit bridged the gap to Jose Valverde, who allowed a solo homer by Travis Hafner before securing his 19th save.

Casey Kotchman belted a two-run homer in the third inning for the Indians (49-49), who saw their modest two-game winning streak come to an end and fell back to .500.

Derek Lowe (8-9) suffered his seventh loss in nine decisions after permitting five runs on eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland added utility player Brent Lillibridge to its 25-man roster and designated OF Aaron Cunningham for assignment. The Indians acquired Lillibridge from Boston for minor league RHP Jose De La Torre on Tuesday. ... Scherzer yielded a season-high eight runs in a 9-6 loss to the Indians on June 6. ... The Indians committed two infield errors, snapping a streak of seven straight games without one.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Cleveland
Max Scherzer Player Derek Lowe
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 1
3 Hits 8
2.57 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Detroit   Cleveland
Quintin Berry Player Shin-Soo Choo
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 0 9 .242 23 5 5 6 0 0
Cleveland 5 2 13 .161 9 8 3 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .551 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .630 after a loss.