Detroit 8, Cleveland 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(81-62)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 1 8 13 0
Cleveland 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 6 1
WP: J. Verlander (22-5) S: J. Valverde (42)
LP: J. Masterson (11-9)
(70-70)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Cleveland
- S. Duncan homered to deep left, C. Santana scored
Top 4th: Detroit
- A. Avila hit sacrifice fly to right center, M. Cabrera scored, V. Martinez to third
- W. Betemit doubled to right, V. Martinez scored
Bot 4th: Cleveland
- S. Duncan homered to deep left, J. Thome scored
Top 7th: Detroit
- M. Cabrera singled to shallow left, A. Jackson scored, W. Rhymes to third, A. Dirks to second
- V. Martinez homered to deep left, W. Rhymes, A. Dirks and M. Cabrera scored
Bot 7th: Cleveland
- L. Chisenhall homered to right, S. Duncan scored
Top 9th: Detroit
- D. Kelly tripled to deep right, A. Avila scored
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
A. Jackson cf 6 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .257
W. Rhymes 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .216
    D. Worth 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323
A. Dirks lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .257
    R. Raburn ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
M. Cabrera 1b 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 .332
V. Martinez dh 5 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 3 .326
A. Avila c 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301
W. Betemit 3b 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .284
    B. Inge 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190
D. Kelly rf 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .235
R. Santiago ss 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .256
 Totals 40 8 13 8 1 5 8 0 21  
 Batting
2B - W Rhymes (2, J Masterson); V Martinez (33, J Masterson); A Avila (29, V Pestano); W Betemit (21, J Masterson).
3B - D Kelly (3, V Pestano).
HR - V Martinez (10, 7th inning off T Sipp 3 on, 0 Out).
SF - A Avila.
RBI - M Cabrera (95), V Martinez 4 (89), A Avila (69), W Betemit (42), D Kelly (18).
2-out RBI - W Betemit, D Kelly.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Jackson 1, V Martinez 2, D Kelly 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Cabrera-R Santiago).
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
E. Carrera cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .237
K. Fukudome rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
A. Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .273
C. Santana c 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .235
J. Thome dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .234
S. Duncan 1b 4 3 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 .264
L. Chisenhall 3b 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .224
J. Donald 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .294
T. Crowe lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
 Totals 32 6 6 6 3 2 11 1 3  
 Batting
2B - J Thome (14, J Verlander).
HR - S Duncan 2 (8, 2nd inning off J Verlander 1 on, 1 Out, 4th inning off J Verlander 1 on, 2 Out), L Chisenhall (4, 7th inning off P Coke 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - S Duncan 4 (33), L Chisenhall 2 (10).
2-out RBI - S Duncan 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Thome 1.
GIDP - T Crowe.
Team LOB - 1.
 Base Running
SB - C Santana (5, 2nd base off J Verlander/A Avila).
 
 Fielding
E - S Duncan (1, field).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 22-5) 6.0 3 4 4 2 8 2 0.91 2.44  
R. Perry 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.65 5.64  
P. Coke (H, 8) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.45 4.51  
J. Benoit (H, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.08 3.29  
J. Valverde (S, 42) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.27 2.49  
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
J. Masterson (L, 11-9) 6.0 8 5 4 3 6 0 1.23 3.01  
J. Smith 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.09 1.87  
T. Sipp (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.03 2.62  
R. Perez 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 2.79  
V. Pestano 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.08 2.43  
WP - J Verlander.
Pitches-strikes - J Verlander 114-73; R Perry 3-2; P Coke 11-8; J Benoit 14-9; J Valverde 9-8; J Masterson 114-68; J Smith 2-2; T Sipp 21-13; R Perez 6-5; V Pestano 29-17.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Verlander 4-8; R Perry 1-0; P Coke 2-0; J Benoit 1-0; J Valverde 2-0; J Masterson 10-5; J Smith 1-0; T Sipp 0-2; R Perez 0-2; V Pestano 1-4.
Batters faced - J Verlander 23; R Perry 1; P Coke 4; J Benoit 3; J Valverde 3; J Masterson 30; J Smith 1; T Sipp 5; R Perez 3; V Pestano 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian Gorman. 1B--Tony Randazzo. 2B--Jim Wolf. 3B--Larry Vanover.
Weather: 64 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 8 mph, in from center.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 2:50 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
V. Martinez Victor Martinez
2-5, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Cleveland
S. Duncan Shelley Duncan
3-4, 2 HR
4 RBI