Detroit 10, Cleveland 8

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 38007

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 8 17 1
Detroit 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 10 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 50-58 27-25 23-33 L9
Detroit 58-50 31-21 27-29 W4


Tigers 10, Indians 8 (10): Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 10th capped a five-run inning, giving Detroit a sweep of the weekend series and handing Cleveland its ninth straight loss.

Cabrera's blast to left-center completed a comeback from an 8-5 deficit. Cleveland closer Chris Perez retired the first two hitters in the 10th. After issuing a pair of walks, Perez (0-3) gave up a run-scoring double to Austin Jackson and a two-run single to Omar Infante that tied the game at 8-8.

Cabrera followed with his 27th homer of the season, extending the Tigers' winning streak to four games. Jackson and Infante each finished 4-for-6.

The Indians blew four different leads. Cleveland rallied off Joaquin Benoit in the 10th after wiggling out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth. Travis Hafner hit his 11th homer of the season, a solo shot with one out to snap a 5-5 tie. Ezequiel Carrera followed with his first homer of the season and Lou Marson doubled home a run later in the inning.

Darin Downs (1-0) earned the victory with two-thirds inning of relief.

Detroit loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Josh Tomlin got Quintin Berry to ground into a double play to send the game into extra innings.

Cleveland took a 5-4 lead on Hafner’s single in the seventh, scoring Carlos Santana. The Tigers tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh as Infante scored on Prince Fielder’s sacrifice fly.

Shin Soo Choo’s solo homer in the third, his 13th of the season, gave Cleveland a 3-1 lead. The Tigers rallied with single runs in the third and fourth, tying the contest at 3-3 on Alex Avila’s run-scoring single in the fourth, scoring Jhonny Peralta.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland starter Chris Seddon allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. … Detroit starter Max Scherzer struck out nine in five innings, but surrendered four runs on 10 hits. … Detroit manager Jim Leyland and C Gerald Laird were ejected for arguing in the second inning. … The Tigers traded two minor league players to be named later for Cubs’ utility player Jeff Baker.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Chris Seddon Player Max Scherzer
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 10
8.31 ERA 7.20
Cleveland   Detroit
Michael Brantley Player Omar Infante
3 Hits 4
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
5 TB 8
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 17 3 30 .378 16 13 8 2 3 1
Detroit 13 2 26 .333 21 7 10 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Tigers have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .608 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Indians have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .483 after a loss.
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