Detroit 6, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 4, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 42744

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 50-57 27-25 23-32 L8
Detroit 57-50 30-21 27-29 W3


Tigers 6, Indians 1: Doug Fister went the distance on a four-hitter as Detroit sent visiting Cleveland to its eighth consecutive loss.

Fister (6-7) wasn't hampered by a 36-minute rain delay in the second inning, retiring the first 17 batters he faced before Cleveland left fielder Ezequiel Carrera ended the perfect game bid with a triple over the head of Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson.

Fister kept Cleveland at bay the rest of the way, narrowly missing his first career shutout as Detroit won its seventh straight home game - the club's longest such streak since June 2010. The sensational effort improved Fister to a 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA over his past six outings.

The Tigers opened the scoring in the second inning as Prince Fielder reached on a leadoff walk and chugged home on Brennan Boesch's stand-up triple to the wall in right-center field off Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez (8-11). Delmon Young brought Boesch home with a sacrifice fly just before the skies opened up and forced the teams off the field.

Jhonny Peralta doubled the lead with a two-run triple to right-center in the fourth, and came around to score on Omar Infante's infield single. Infante added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 6-0.

The Indians ended Fister's shutout bid in the ninth, as Carrera led off the inning with his second triple of the night and scored on a Jason Kipnis groundout.

Jimenez was tagged for six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 frames, walking four and striking out four. Indians starters have allowed at least five runs in each game during the losing skid.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fister's complete game was the fourth of his career, and his first since coming to Detroit in a swap with Seattle at last season's trade deadline. ... Cleveland has been outscored 20-4 in the first and second innings during its skid. . ... Indians DH Travis Hafner made his return from the paternity list but a stiff back kept him out of the starting lineup. Hafner's wife, Amy, gave birth to a boy earlier this week. ... Jackson extended his hitting streak to seven games with a first-inning single but struck out three times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 4
10.12 ERA 1.00
Cleveland   Detroit
Ezequiel Carrera Player Prince Fielder
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
6 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 4 0 9 .129 5 6 1 0 0 0
Detroit 10 0 17 .323 15 7 6 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .608 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .491 after a loss.
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