Cleveland 5, Detroit 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Brian Runge,
Attendance - 34579

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 1
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 53-46 28-21 25-25 L1
Cleveland 50-49 27-25 23-24 W1

Recap


Indians 5, Tigers 3: Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner hit back-to-back homers in a four-run seventh inning as Cleveland beat Justin Verlander to take the rubber game of its three-game series with Detroit.

Santana and Hafner both turned on high fastballs from Verlander, depositing them over the fence in right-center. Five batters later, Asdrubal Cabrera ripped a two-out RBI single, and Cleveland scored again on Jason Kipnis’ infield hit, his second RBI of the game.

Detroit lost for just the fourth time in 18 games and fell a half-game behind the idle Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. The Indians moved over .500 (50-49) while scoring more than three runs for the first time in eight games.

Verlander (11-6) lost for the first time in four starts, allowing five runs on nine hits in seven innings. Joe Smith (7-2) won in relief, and Chris Perez earned his 29th save in 31 chances despite giving up a hit and a walk in the ninth.

Indians starter Zach McAllister yielded three runs (two earned) on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking two.

Austin Jackson lined an RBI single to put Detroit ahead 2-1 in the fourth. Delmon Young’s 11th homer, which barely cleared the fence in right, made it 3-1 in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The game started 26 minutes late due to rain. … The Tigers fell to 2-7 against Cleveland this season. … Prince Fielder’s run-scoring single in the first gave him 70 RBIs on the campaign. … Verlander has given up 14 homers this year. ... Hafner homered for the second straight game, giving him 10 for the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Cleveland
Justin Verlander Player Zach McAllister
Loss W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 9
5.14 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Detroit   Cleveland
Austin Jackson Player Carlos Santana
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 10 1 14 .286 18 10 3 3 0 1
Cleveland 9 2 17 .281 15 5 4 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Tigers have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .630 after a loss.