The Cleveland Indians went into Detroit to start a weekend series with the Tigers. Cleveland was on a winning streak when they arrived in the motor city. It didn’t last long. Cleveland jumped into an early lead when Nick Swisher hit a double to deep right that drove in Kipnis in the first inning.
The Indians didn’t stay on top for long. Corey Kluber would give up 11 hits and 8 runs in the 4-2/3′s innings he worked. Kluber found out first hand what a great hitting team the Detroit Tigers could be. Before he knew what was happening, the Indians were trailing in the game by 2 runs.
Kluber got clobbered in the 2nd inning for 3 runs. Just like that, the Indians lead vanished. Things would not get any better for Kluber or the rest of the Indians. They were facing Max Scherzer, who hasn’t lost a game yet this season. He wasn’t about to start losing them now either. The Tribe struggled to get runs after the first inning.
The Indians couldn’t score another run until the 4th inning and by that time the Tribe was trailing by, 3 runs. By the end if the 4th inning the Indians were trailing by 5 runs. By then it didn’t look as though the Indians were going to extend their streak of wins to 5 in a row, but with this offense, you just never know.
The Indians would lose to the Detroit Tigers by 6 runs. They would use 4 guys out of the Bull-pen to try to hold the Tigers to the 8 runs Kluber gave up in the short time he worked. The Indians offense just couldn’t over come the powerful pitching of Scherzer last night.
Things may not get any better today. The Indians will face the might Verlander tonight and we all know how good this guy can be. The Indians were able to have their way with him last season and hopefully they can get to him again this season.
Cleveland will send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound tonight. He has pitched good over his last 2 games and the Indians are going to need a solid performance out of him tonight to give them a chance to even up this series. He should have good memories of pitching against the Tigers from last season. Hopefully that will help him in the confidence department.
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