Final
  for this game

Indians seek sweep of Tigers

May 27, 2007 - 1:12 PM Cleveland (30-17) at Detroit (29-19), 8:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Indians are asserting themselves in the American League Central Division.

The first place Indians can complete a three-game sweep of the division rival Detroit Tigers with a win here on Sunday. Cleveland entered the series one-half game behind the defending American League champions.

Fausto Carmona (5-1, 2.77 ERA) gets the start for the Indians, who have won three in a row. The 23-year-old righthander had won five consecutive starts before taking a no decision in his last start against the Royals on Tuesday. During his five-game win streak from April 24-May 17, Carmona lowered his ERA from 6.97 to 2.55.

The Tigers counter with Mike Maroth (3-1, 4.94) who, prior to his last start, had been a bit of a lucky charm for the team. Detroit won each of the lefthander's first seven starts. That streak came to an end on Tuesday as Maroth allowed six runs in a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

David Dellucci snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run blast to lead the Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Detroit on Saturday.

Cleveland last swept a three-game series here on September 5-7, 2005.








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

    BATTERIES: CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, RAFAEL BETANCOURT (8TH), JOE BOROWSKI (9TH)
    AND VICTOR MARTINEZ
    DET - MIKE MAROTH, JOSE MESA (9TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ

    HOME RUNS: CLE - RYAN

    May 27 10:57 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CASEY BLAKE (7) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF MIKE MAROTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 5, DETROIT 3
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.270, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Indians vs. TigersMay 27 9:37 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CRAIG MONROE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.328, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. TigersMay 27 9:13 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SHEFFIELD ON FIRST, C MONROE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.356, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. TigersMay 27 9:10 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG MONROE SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MONROE ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.247, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Indians vs. TigersMay 27 9:09 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA
    DET - MIKE MAROTH

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.280, 8 HR, 27 RBI)
    C MONROE (.227, 6 HR, 27 RBI)
    G SHEFFIELD (.247, 9 HR,

    Indians vs. TigersMay 27 8:25 PM