Roster Update: The Indians claimed starting pitcher, Chris Schwinden, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. Johnny Damon returned from paternity leave. With Carlos Santana back and healthy, Luke Carlin was sent back Columbus.
Player of the Game
The offense was very productive tonight, but it was Michael Brantley who led them all. Brantley extended his hitting streak to 14 games in the 1st inning when he hit a long, 3-run home run over the right field wall. This was Brantley’s first home run of the year. This home run gave Brantley a score of 5.36, giving him his 4th PoG of the year. Also with high scores tonight were Shin-Soo Choo (3.76), Johnny Damon(4.44), and Casey Kotchman (4.15).
The Indians came out hitting today. Michael Brantley and Casey Kotchman each had a home run. Shin-Soo Choo added 3 hits and Asdrubal Cabrera had 2. The Indians scored 9 runs on 9 hits, earning them their 2nd win in a row.
The Indians defense continues to impress.
Milestone: With the win tonight, Manny Acta is now ranks in the top 20 all time in Indians wins by a manager.
Milestone: Vinnie Pestano is now tied for 7 all-time for Indians holds with Bob Howry.
After pitching a great game, Jeanmar Gomez fell apart in the 5th inning. In the first 4 innings, Gomez gave up just 2 hits, both solo home runs. In the 5th inning, he gave up 4 runs on 5 hits. Lucky for him, the Indians offense supported him with 9 runs, so he was still able to get the win.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 9 – Detroit Tigers 6