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Box Score: Indians 7, Tigers 6

The Indians avoided the sweep this afternoon in dramatic fashion by getting to Tiger closer Jose Valverde in the bottom ninth to win the game 7-6. After a RBI triple by Carlos Santana that scored the tying run in Jason Kipnis, Valverde intentionally walked Michael Brantley and Ezequiel Carrera to load the bases with one out to face Lonnie Chisenhall. Chisenhall then lined one into right field over the drawn-in outfield to win the game. The Tribe stands at 61-86 and opens up a three-game series at home against the Twins on Tuesday night.

Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Detroit
– B. Boesch singled to pitcher, A. Dirks scored, M. Cabrera to third, D. Young to second, M. Cabrera scored, D. Young to third on pitcher U. Jimenez’s fielding error
Top 3rd: Detroit
– D. Young singled to shallow right, M. Cabrera scored, P. Fielder to second
Bot 4th: Cleveland
– S. Choo singled to shallow left, R. Canzler and J. Hannahan scored
Bot 5th: Cleveland
– R. Canzler singled to pitcher, A. Cabrera scored, M. Brantley to third
– L. Chisenhall grounded into fielder’s choice, M. Brantley scored, R. Canzler out at second
Bot 6th: Cleveland
– C. Santana singled to third, A. Cabrera scored
Top 7th: Detroit
– M. Cabrera homered to deep left, O. Infante and A. Dirks scored
Bot 9th: Cleveland
– C. Santana tripled to right, J. Kipnis scored
– L. Chisenhall singled to right center, C. Santana scored, M. Brantley to third, E. Carrera to second
 Detroit
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
Q. Berry cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .270
A. Dirks lf 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .312
M. Cabrera 3b 5 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 .330
P. Fielder 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .303
D. Young dh 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .271
B. Boesch rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .246
    D. Kelly rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
J. Peralta ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .249
A. Avila c 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .247
    G. Laird c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
O. Infante 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260
 Totals 36 6 10 5 1 4 5 0 13
 Batting
2B – Q Berry (9, E Rogers); M Cabrera (36, U Jimenez).
HR – M Cabrera (38, 7th inning off J Smith 2 on, 2 Out).
RBI – M Cabrera 3 (123), D Young (64), B Boesch (54).
2-out RBI – M Cabrera 3, B Boesch.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – P Fielder 1, J Peralta 2.
GIDP – O Infante.
Team LOB – 7.
 Fielding
E – O Infante (8, field).
PB – A Avila.
 Cleveland
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
S. Choo rf 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 .278
J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .252
A. Cabrera ss 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 .269
C. Santana c 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .254
M. Brantley cf 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .282
R. Canzler lf 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .286
    E. Carrera lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .245
L. Chisenhall dh 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 .283
C. Kotchman 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226
    V. Rottino ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
    C. Phelps ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
    M. LaPorta 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
J. Hannahan 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .232
    B. Lillibridge ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .186
 Totals 38 7 13 7 0 5 6 1 15
 Batting
2B – J Kipnis (19, J Valverde); J Hannahan 2 (15, R Porcello 2).
3B – C Santana (2, J Valverde).
RBI – S Choo 2 (56), C Santana 2 (67), R Canzler (7), L Chisenhall 2 (13).
2-out RBI – S Choo 2, C Santana.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, R Canzler 2, J Hannahan 1.
Team LOB – 11.
 Base Running
SB – A Cabrera (8, 2nd base off D Smyly/G Laird).
CS – C Santana (4, 2nd base by D Smyly/G Laird).
 Fielding
E – U Jimenez (1, field).
DP – 1 (A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
 Detroit
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
R. Porcello 4.2 8 4 2 3 2 0 1.53 4.57
D. Smyly 2.1 2 1 1 0 3 0 1.27 4.25
B. Villarreal (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 2.36
P. Coke (H, 19) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.61 3.58
J. Valverde (L, 3-3; BS, 5) 0.1 3 2 2 2 0 0 1.27 3.77
 Cleveland
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
U. Jimenez 6.0 5 3 2 3 2 0 1.60 5.43
J. Smith (BS, 3) 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 1.26 3.32
V. Pestano 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.03 2.17
E. Rogers (W, 2-1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.11 2.54
WP – E Rogers.
IBB – M Brantley (by J Valverde); E Carrera (by J Valverde); P Fielder (by U Jimenez).
Pitches-strikes – R Porcello 91-53; D Smyly 37-24; B Villarreal 5-3; P Coke 12-7; J Valverde 22-11; U Jimenez 96-53; J Smith 17-11; V Pestano 8-6; E Rogers 31-17.
Ground balls-fly balls – R Porcello 12-3; D Smyly 2-1; B Villarreal 1-0; P Coke 0-1; J Valverde 0-2; U Jimenez 6-9; J Smith 3-1; V Pestano 1-1; E Rogers 1-1.
Batters faced – R Porcello 26; D Smyly 8; B Villarreal 1; P Coke 2; J Valverde 6; U Jimenez 25; J Smith 7; V Pestano 3; E Rogers 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Mark Wegner. 1B–Brian Knight. 2B–Wally Bell. 3B–Mike Winters.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, left to right.

  • Natedawg86

    This next series will be dubbed, the battle of the bottom