9/16 Game Recap: Tigers 6 – Indians 7

Player of the Game

Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Russ Canzler all battled to be today’s Player of the Game, but it was Cabrera who came out on top. Asdrubal walk, hit 2 singles, scored 2 runs, and stole a base to combine for a score of 2.52.

Feathers Up

The Indians offense finally came through today with 5 runs, which was enough to edge out the Tigers. Main contributors to the offensive performance were Asdrubal Cabrera, Russ Canzler, and Jack Hannahan, each with 2 hits, and Carlos Santana with 3.

Ubaldo Jimenez had a solid outing. He pitched 6 full innings, allowing just 2 earned runs. He only stuck out 2 batters, but he was able to control the game enough to leave the game with the lead.

The Indians fought back to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning when Jason Kipnis led off the inning with a double and Carlos Santana knocked him in with a triple. Lonnie Chisenhall 

Feathers Down

The Indians allowed yet another unearned run. This time it came as a result of a Ubaldo Jimenez throwing error.

Joe Smith, who has been solid and reliable all season, was not so solid today. Smith gave up 3 singles and a Miguel Cabrera home run in the 7th inning, which, at that time, gave Detroit a one-run advantage.

Play of the Game

Lonnie Chisenhall hits a game winning single.

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 7 – Detroit Tigers 6