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Tigers batter Sabathia, Indians

Apr 17, 2008 - 3:49 AM By Todd Krepop PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers were the latest team to take advantage of a struggling C.C. Sabathia.

Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam and equaled a career high with five RBI as the Detroit Tigers pummeled Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians, 13-2, on Wednesday night.

Miguel Cabrera also drove in five runs to go along with four hits and rookie Armando Galarraga (1-0) pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball to pick up his first victory in the majors.

"C.C. is tough to hit, Renteria said. "He's one of the greatest pitchers in baseball. He had a bad night. We got lucky."

Sabathia hasn't been tough to hit this year, though. The reigning AL Cy Young winner allowed nine runs - all earned - on eight hits. Sabathia struck out four, but walked five as he saw his ERA rise to 13.50.

"I have pitched in four games now and I haven't given my team a chance to win yet," Sabathia said. "That is unacceptable."

Already leading, 3-1, Detroit put the game out of reach with seven-run fifth.

After Sabathia (0-3) walked the first three batters to start the inning, Cabrera lined a two-run single to left. Carlos Guillen's single reloaded the bases for Renteria, who blasted Sabathia's first pitch into the left field bleachers for his fifth career grand slam.

"We can have nights like this," said Renteria of the Tigers' offense. "We are having good at-bats."

"We had real good at-bats, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "Fortunately, in the one inning C.C. got a little wild, but we took advantage. That's what you have to do against a good pitcher."

A year after walking only 37 batters, Sabathia has walked 14 in four starts.

"My command hasn't been there," said Sabathia, who didn't walk his 14th batter until June last year. "I am not being able to command the inside of the plate against righthanded hitters."

That closed the book on Sabathia, but not on the Tigers' offense, which tacked on another run when catcher Victor Martinez thought there was a forceout at the plate and didn't tag the runner to make it 10-1.

"That's not something that should happen," Indians manager Eric Wedge. "We had some sloppy play tonight which is uncharacteristic of us, but that shouldn't happen."

Brandon Inge drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and Renteria singled home another run in the eighth for his sixth-career five-RBI game.

That was more than enough run support for Galarraga, who was making his second big league start. Galarraga gave up a one-out homer to David Dellucci in the first, but settled down from there and retired the next 16 in a row.

"The runs made me feel more relaxed, but for a pitcher it always has to be 0-0 or tied," Galarraga said.

The 26-year-old righthander allowed two runs while striking out six. He didn't walk a batter but did hit two, which cost him a run in the seventh.

"I was trying to stay down in the zone," he said. "I was going after the hitters and throwing strikes."

Cabrera, who enjoyed his fifth-career five RBI game, gave the Tigers their first lead of the game with a two-run homer in the second and drove in another run with an RBI single in the third off Sabathia.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 2 1 0 7 1 0 1 1 13 17 0
    CLEVELAND 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - ARMANDO GALARRAGA, JASON GRILLI (7TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    CLE - C.C. SABATHIA, TOM MASTNY (5TH), CRAIG BRESLOW
    (6TH), JORGE JULIO (8TH), MASAHIDE KOBAYASHI (9T

    Apr 16 10:27 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 13
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R SANTIAGO (.375, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Tigers 13, Indians 2  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 16 10:24 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C THOMAS (.297, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers 12, Indians 2  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 16 9:56 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN GARKO SCORED JAMEY CARROLL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GARKO ON FIRST, J PERALTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    CLEVELAND 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: A CABRERA (.176, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers 11, Indians 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 16 9:42 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO BRANDON INGE SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B INGE ON FIRST, E RENTERIA ON SECOND, R
    RABURN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.196, 0-FOR-4)

    Tigers 11, Indians 1  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 16 9:10 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED MARCUS THAMES.
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 10
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.205, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Tigers 10, Indians 1  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 16 8:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY EDGAR RENTERIA (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF C.C. SABATHIA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ, MIGUEL CABRERA
    AND CARLOS GUILLEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.130, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers 9, Indians 1  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 16 8:28 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO AND GARY
    SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.356, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers 5, Indians 1  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 16 8:28 PM
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    Tigers 3, Indians 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 16 8:07 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3
    CLEVELAND 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.364, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers 3, Indians 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 16 7:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL CABRERA (3) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF C.C. SABATHIA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.372, 3 HR, 6 RBI)

    Tigers 2, Indians 1  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 16 7:23 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DAVID DELLUCCI (1) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF ARMANDO GALARRAGA.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0, CLEVELAND 1
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.259, 2 HR, 10 RBI)

    Tigers 0, Indians 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 16 7:15 PM
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