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Kipnis, Indians power past Tigers

Jul 19, 2014 - 5:10 AM Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Kipnis homered twice and drove in four runs and the Cleveland Indians opened the second half of the season with a 9-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday to start a four-game series.

Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera homered on back-to-back two-out pitches during a seven-run seventh inning that broke the game open.

"It was a big time in the game, they had just struck out the two guys before us and we wanted to get those runs in," said Kipnis.

Michael Brantley was 4-for-5 and scored twice for the Indians, who improved to 9-4 in their last 13 games.

Trevor Bauer (4-4) got the win after giving up three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings. The Indians have won each of his last four starts.

Anibal Sanchez (6-4) pitched six-plus innings for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who had won 17 of their last 23 games going into the All-Star break. Sanchez was charged with four runs on six hits and a walk -- only the third time in 17 starts this season he has given up more than three runs.

The Indians had just three hits off Sanchez in the first six innings before taking a 7-3 lead in the seventh.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said it looked like Sanchez "hit a wall" after the good start.

"I think he just got tired," Ausmus said. "I don't know if it was the time off. (But) for whatever reason he looked like he got tired."

The Indians loaded the bases in the seventh on singles by Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall and a walk by Carlos Santana. Nick Swisher knocked in the first two runs with a single, chasing Sanchez from the game for reliever Ian Krol, and Ryan Raburn followed with a pinch-hit RBI double.

That brought on Al Alburquerque, who struck out the first two batters he faced before giving up a three-run homer to Kipnis. Cabrera homered on the next pitch for the four-run lead.

Kipnis led off the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and fifth of the season and Swisher added an RBI ground-rule double to make it 9-3.

Sanchez retired the first seven batters he faced and the Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Ian Kinsler's sacrifice fly. They made it 3-0 in the fourth after Sanchez escaped a jam on a double play in the top of the inning.

One run scored on Torii Hunter's double but J.D. Martinez was thrown out at home on the play. Hunter then stole third base and scored when Tribe catcher Yan Gomes' throw bounced into left field.

Game Notes

The series continues with a doubleheader on Saturday, making up for a game that was rained out on April 15 in Detroit ... The Indians started an 11-game road trip ... Sanchez struck out seven and Bauer fanned five ... The Indians snapped a three-game losing streak against Detroit and took a 5-4 lead in the season series.








  • CLEVELAND: 9
    DETROIT: 3
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    Jul 18 10:41 PM


  • Nick Swisher doubled to left scoring Michael Brantley. On the play, Lonnie Chisenhall advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Ryan Raburn due up.

    Indians 9, Tigers 3  Top 9, 2 OutsJul 18 10:21 PM


  • Nick Swisher doubles to catcher. Lonnie Chisenhall to third. Michael Brantley scores.

    Indians 9, Tigers 3  Top 9, 2 OutsJul 18 10:20 PM


  • Jason Kipnis lead off Home Run 2 (5) to right. Asdrubal Cabrera due up.

    Indians 8, Tigers 3  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 18 10:07 PM


  • Jason Kipnis homers to center field.

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    Indians 7, Tigers 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 18 9:36 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera two-out, solo Home Run (9) to right. Michael Brantley due up.

    Indians 7, Tigers 3  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 18 9:25 PM


  • Asdrubal Cabrera homers to right field.

    Indians 7, Tigers 3  Top 7, 2 OutsJul 18 9:25 PM


  • Jason Kipnis two-out, three-run Home Run (4) to right scoring Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn. Asdrubal Cabrera due up.

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  • Jason Kipnis homers to right field. Ryan Raburn scores. Nick Swisher scores.

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  • Pinch-Hitter Ryan Raburn doubled to right scoring Lonnie Chisenhall. On the play, Nick Swisher advances to third. Runners on second and third with none out and Yan Gomes due up.

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  • Ryan Raburn doubles to deep right field. Nick Swisher to third. Lonnie Chisenhall scores.

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  • Nick Swisher singled to right center scoring Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana. On the play, Lonnie Chisenhall advances to third. Runners on first and third with none out and David Murphy due up.

    Indians 2, Tigers 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 18 9:11 PM


  • Nick Swisher singles to right center field. Lonnie Chisenhall to third. Carlos Santana scores. Michael Brantley scores.

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  • Torii Hunter stole third scoring on Yan Gomes's throwing error. None on with one out and Nick Castellanos at the plate.

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  • Nick Castellanos flies out to center field to Michael Brantley.

    Indians 0, Tigers 3  Bot 4, 1 OutJul 18 8:26 PM


  • Torii Hunter doubled to right scoring Victor Martinez. On the play, J.D. Martinez out at home. Runner on second with one out and Nick Castellanos due up.

    Indians 0, Tigers 2  Bot 4, 1 OutJul 18 8:22 PM


  • Torii Hunter doubles to deep right field. J.D. Martinez out at home. Victor Martinez scores.

    Indians 0, Tigers 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 18 8:22 PM


  • Ian Kinsler sacrifice fly out to center scoring Nick Castellanos. On the play, Alex Avila advances to third. Runners on first and third and with two outs and Miguel Cabrera due up.

    Indians 0, Tigers 1  Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 18 7:57 PM


  • Ian Kinsler out on a sacrifice fly to center field to Michael Brantley. Alex Avila to third. Nick Castellanos scores.

    Indians 0, Tigers 1  Bot 3, 1 OutJul 18 7:57 PM


  • Jason Kipnis grounds out to second base, Ian Kinsler to Miguel Cabrera.

    Jul 18 7:09 PM


  • CLEVELAND: 0
    DETROIT: 0
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    Jul 18 7:08 PM
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