Cleveland 4, Detroit 3

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:08 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 46°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 35260

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 20-15 10-7 10-8 W2
Detroit 20-15 11-6 9-9 L2

Recap

Indians 4, Tigers 3 (10): Mark Reynolds delivered a two-out, pinch-hit single in the 10th inning to give Cleveland a dramatic victory over host Detroit.

Carlos Santana easily scored from second on Reynolds’ grounder to left off Darin Downs (0-1). The victory moved the Indians into a first-place tie with the Tigers in the American League Central.

Cleveland staved off defeat in the ninth when Michael Brantley hit a game-tying, two-out single to left off closer Jose Valverde, who blew his first save in four opportunities with a 29-pitch inning. Joe Smith (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth, Rich Hill retired two batters in the 10th and Cody Allen struck out Matt Tuiasosopo for his first major-league save.

Brayan Pena went 3-for-4 and gave Detroit an early lead with a two-run homer in the second off Cleveland’s Zach McAllister. The Indians tied the score in the bottom of the third on a two-run double by Jason Kipnis before Omar Infante’s fourth-inning sacrifice fly gave Detroit a 3-2 edge.

Detroit’s Rick Porcello allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. McAllister allowed three runs (two earned) and eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: C Yan Gomes had three of Cleveland’s eight hits. … Tigers CF Austin Jackson (hamstring) was out of the lineup after going 0-for-5 on Saturday. … Indians manager Terry Francona elected not to start Reynolds – the AL home run leader with 11 – with Monday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees looming.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Zach McAllister Player Rick Porcello
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
3.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Detroit
Yan Gomes Player Brayan Pena
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 8 0 11 .229 20 11 4 7 1 1
Detroit 9 1 12 .243 23 8 3 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Houston. The Tigers have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Indians have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .400 after a loss.