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Dellucci, Martinez rally Indians past Tigers

Jun 2, 2007 - 3:56 AM CLEVELAND (Ticker) - The Cleveland Indians simply refuse to lose to the Detroit Tigers.

David Dellucci capped a five-run ninth inning and the Indians, aided by two home runs by Victor Martinez, defeated the Tigers, 12-11, on Friday.

Cleveland, which has defeated Detroit in all five games this season, now leads the Tigers by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central Division.

"It was just an incredible win," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "The guys just kept fighting. I don't know what else you can say. It was an unbelievable game and an unbelievable finish."

With the Indians trailing, 11-7, in the ninth, Martinez blasted a three-run home run.

"When Vic hit that homer we all thought we had a shot," Indians first baseman Ryan Garko said. "That was a turning point but that's what Vic does. He's the heart of the team."

Martinez, who blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning, now has five of his 12 homers against Detroit this season. The red-hot Martinez also has an RBI in eight straight games.

"I just went out there looking for good pitches, and put up good at-bats," Martinez said.

With two outs in the ninth, Josh Barfield singled to right to tie the game before Dellucci's single to center ended it.

"I haven't had lot of luck up there, but hopefully this is a sign of things to come," Dellucci said. "To finish a ballgame off in that fashion, I am just happy to be a part of it."

Detroit reliever Todd Jones (1-3) suffered his fourth blown save of the season, allowing five runs - all earned - and seven hits in the final frame.

"There's nothing I can say," Jones said. "I got pounded. We needed a win against these guys. We needed a win for ourselves and I didn't get it done. I just got crushed tonight. There's not much else I can say."

The Tigers looked to have successfully turned the game in their favor in the seventh. After watching their team squander a four-run lead in the sixth inning, Placido Polanco and Magglio Ordonez highlighted the four-run seventh with RBI singles. Polanco finished with four hits and Ordonez three for Detroit.

"When you're up four runs with three outs to go, you feel more comfortable than the other guy," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "But you're not feeling like it's over."

Tigers starter Mike Maroth (3-2), who allowed five runs on seven hits in six innings, was looking to improve to 7-0 at Jacobs Field. Instead, he left with a no-decision.

For the first five innings, it appeared to be an easy night for Maroth, who allowed just one run on four hits. Holding a 5-1 lead in the sixth inning, however, Maroth surrendered a pair of two-run homers, one to Jhonny Peralta and another to Jason Michaels.

Cleveland starter Fausto Carmona (6-1) struggled from the outset and didn't get much better as the game went along.

"They were having a lot of hitter's counts," Martinez said. "It was one of those days. He was throwing the ball great, but he was still able to battle and give us six innings."

The righthander, who surrendered five runs on 10 hits in six innings, yielded run-scoring singles to Polanco and Sean Casey in the first.

Craig Monroe's two-out, two-run blast in the sixth inning staked the Tigers to a 5-1 lead. The blast was the second home run in as many days for the 30-year-old left fielder.

While Detroit pounded out 15 hits, Gary Sheffield took the collar. Sheffield, who was ejected Thursday night for arguing with home plate umpire Greg Gibson, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 2 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 2 11 15 1
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 5 12 16 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - MIKE MAROTH, WILFREDO LEDEZMA (7TH), TODD JONES (8TH) AND MIKE
    RABELO
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, TOM MASTNY (7TH), AARON FULTZ
    (7TH), FERNANDO CABRERA (8TH), ROBE

    Jun 1 10:39 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED TROT NIXON.
    FINAL SCORE: CLEVELAND 12, DETROIT 11

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED MIKE ROUSE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, T NIXON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    CLEVELAND 11 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.237, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY VICTOR MARTINEZ (11) TO LEFT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF TODD JONES SCORED CASEY BLAKE AND TRAVIS HAFNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11, CLEVELAND 10
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.296, 2-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, M RABELO ON SECOND, S
    CASEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: N PEREZ (.167, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 10:16 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIKE RABELO SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M RABELO ON FIRST, S CASEY ON SECOND, M
    ORDONEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 10
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: O INFANTE (.302, 1-FOR-4)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY CURTIS GRANDERSON ALLOWED RYAN GARKO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON SECOND, T NIXON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.125, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:47 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROT NIXON SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T NIXON ON FIRST, R GARKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    CLEVELAND 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.232, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:45 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CRAIG MONROE SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M RABELO (.280, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:16 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO SEAN CASEY SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, G
    SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C MONROE (.240, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:15 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED NEIFI PEREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, P
    POLANCO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.280, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:11 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, N PEREZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 6
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.264, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 9:06 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JASON MICHAELS (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF MIKE MAROTH SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.234, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 8:53 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (11) TO LEFT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 6TH OFF MIKE MAROTH SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CLEVELAND 3
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.340, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 8:49 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CRAIG MONROE (9) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF FAUSTO CARMONA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M RABELO (.286, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 8:38 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY VICTOR MARTINEZ (10) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF MIKE MAROTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 8:11 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE RABELO SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M RABELO ON FIRST, S CASEY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: O INFANTE (.300, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. IndiansJun 1 8:03 PM


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    CURRENT PITCHERS: DET - MIKE MAROTH
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.274, 9 HR, 28 RBI)
    C BLAKE (.274, 7 HR, 27 RBI)
    T HAFNER (.276, 10 HR, 40 R

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