Detroit 4, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 14, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 17185

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 76-67 43-28 33-39 W3
Cleveland 60-85 32-38 28-47 L1

Recap


Tigers 4, Indians 0:
Justin Verlander tossed seven sizzling innings for just his second win in his last seven starts and Miguel Cabrera and Brennan Boesch each had two hits and an RBI for visiting Detroit.

Austin Jackson and Delmon Young also drove in runs for the Tigers, who won their third straight to remain a game behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central race. The White Sox cruised to a 6-0 triumph over Minnesota on Friday. 

Verlander (14-8) allowed six hits and struck out as many while walking one. Joaquin Benoit worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jose Valverde pitched around a one-out walk in a non-save situation in the ninth to complete the six-hit shutout. 

The Tigers did all their damage early, as Young and Boesch lined run-scoring singles in the first for a 2-0 lead. Jackson added an RBI double and Cabrera had an RBI single in the second. 

The Indians' bullpen retired the last 12 batters and 19 of the 21 to keep Cleveland in it, but the Indians went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera has 119 RBIs, eight shy of his career high set in 2008. … Detroit 1B Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch for the 16th time this season, tying him with San Diego's Carlos Quentin for the major-league lead. … The Indians have been shut out 10 times this season. The Tigers have posted five shutouts. Verlander has started two of the five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Cleveland
Justin Verlander Player Corey Kluber
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Detroit   Cleveland
Brennan BoeschPlayer Lonnie Chisenhall
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 0 10 .235 8 10 4 2 0 0
Cleveland 6 0 8 .188 18 7 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .559 after a loss.