Tigers outlast IndiansMay 23, 2013 - 6:43 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Victor Martinez had two RBI, as Detroit outlasted two rain delays to beat the Cleveland Indians, 11-7, in the finale of a two-game set.
Brayan Pena supplied three of Detroit's 14 hits and knocked in a run. Cabrera, Torii Hunter, Jhonny Peralta and Andy Dirks each had two hits for the Tigers, who took Tuesday's opener.
"It was one of those freaky nights," said Detroit manager Jim Leyland. "We finally got through (the game) and on the right side of it."
Detroit starter Justin Verlander (5-4) allowed five runs on 10 hits and struck out nine in five innings.
Michael Brantley finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and Carlos Santana added a two-run homer for the Indians. Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3) was tagged for six runs and seven hits in four frames.
"I thought tonight there were some balls (thrown by Jimenez) that got over the middle too much and they squared them up," Indians manager Terry Francona said.
Brantley singled home Asdrubal Cabrera in the home first, and Michael Bourn singled home Mark Reynolds in the second, but the Tigers came back with four in the third.
Hunter and Miguel Cabrera worked consecutive one-out walks, then Prince Fielder's ground-rule double, a Martinez sacrifice fly and back-to-back RBI doubles from Peralta and Pena boosted the visitors to a 6-2 lead.
Run-scoring hits from Don Kelly and Omar Infante, then a double steal which saw Kelly score despite Infante being caught at second pushed Detroit's advantage to 9-2 in the fifth.
Cleveland responded with more in the home half on Brantley's single and a homer from Santana before thunderstorms halted play for 62 minutes.
The Tribe got within 9-7 in the home sixth off Drew Smyly after a leadoff homer from Yan Gomes and a two-out RBI single from Brantley, but after Santana walked, Fielder snagged Jason Giambi's hot shot behind first and stepped on the bag to prevent further damage.
Play was halted again following the bottom of the seventh. Once the rain eased up, Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the eighth that bounced off Bourn's glove and over the wall in center.
Detroit pushed across two runs in the first on an RBI double from Cabrera and a sac fly from Martinez.
The Tigers were 7-for-12 with runners in scoring position ... Cleveland finished with 13 hits and left eight men on base.
- DETROIT: 11
May 23 12:30 AM
- Miguel Cabrera one-out, two-run Home Run (13) to center scored Andy Dirks. Prince Fielder due up.
Tigers 11, Indians 7 Top 8, 1 OutMay 22 11:55 PM
- Michael Brantley singled to left scored Mike Aviles, advances to second on the throw. Runner on second with two outs and Carlos Santana due up.
Tigers 9, Indians 7 Bot 6, 2 OutsMay 22 10:37 PM
- Yan Gomes lead-off Home Run (5) to left. Michael Bourn due up.
Tigers 9, Indians 6 Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 22 10:31 PM
- Carlos Santana none-out, two-run Home Run (8) to right scored Michael Brantley. Jason Giambi due up.
Tigers 9, Indians 5 Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 22 9:14 PM
- Michael Brantley singled to center scored Mike Aviles. Runner on first with none out and Carlos Santana due up.
Tigers 9, Indians 3 Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 22 9:14 PM
- Omar Infante caught stealing second. On the play, Don Kelly scoredon the throw. None on with two outs and Torii Hunter at the plate.
Tigers 9, Indians 2 Top 5, 2 OutsMay 22 9:10 PM
- Omar Infante singled to left scored Brayan Pena. On the play, Don Kelly advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Andy Dirks due up.
Tigers 8, Indians 2 Top 5, 0 OutsMay 22 9:04 PM
- Don Kelly singled to center scored Jhonny Peralta. On the play, Brayan Pena advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Omar Infante due up.
Tigers 7, Indians 2 Top 5, 0 OutsMay 22 9:02 PM
- Brayan Pena doubled to right scored Jhonny Peralta. Runner on second with two outs and Don Kelly due up.
Tigers 6, Indians 2 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 22 8:19 PM
- Jhonny Peralta doubled to right scored Prince Fielder. Runner on second with two outs and Brayan Pena due up.
Tigers 5, Indians 2 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 22 8:17 PM
- Victor Martinez sacrifice fly out to left scored Miguel Cabrera. Runner on second with two outs and Jhonny Peralta due up.
Tigers 4, Indians 2 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 22 8:15 PM
- Prince Fielder ground-rule doubled to left scored Torii Hunter. On the play, Miguel Cabrera advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Victor Martinez due up.
Tigers 3, Indians 2 Top 3, 1 OutMay 22 8:13 PM
- Michael Bourn singled to right scored Mark Reynolds. On the play, Ryan Raburn advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Jason Kipnis due up.
Tigers 2, Indians 2 Bot 2, 1 OutMay 22 7:48 PM
- Michael Brantley singled to center scored Asdrubal Cabrera. Runner on first with two outs and Carlos Santana due up.
Tigers 2, Indians 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 22 7:27 PM
- Victor Martinez sacrifice fly out to right scored Torii Hunter. Runner on second with two outs and Jhonny Peralta due up.
Tigers 2, Indians 0 Top 1, 2 OutsMay 22 7:17 PM
- Miguel Cabrera doubled to left scored Andy Dirks. On the play, Torii Hunter advances to third. Runners on second and third with none out and Prince Fielder due up.
Tigers 1, Indians 0 Top 1, 0 OutsMay 22 7:13 PM
- DETROIT: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 22 7:06 PM
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