The Indians offense could get it done again as the Detroit Tigers take game two 5-3. The Indians only scores came from long balls from Casey Kotchman and Travis Hafner. In the third inning Kotchman hit a two run blast and in the ninth Travis Hafner tried to get a late inning rally going to overcome a Tigers lead. The rest of the Indians offense did very little to help Derek Lowe over-come a deficit. Lowe gave up five runs on 8 hits and the Indians were chasing the Tigers from the first inning on. Lowe came out in the first and the Tigers were able to hit him from the start. The Tigers were up 1-0 after one.
The Tribe the team that use to see guys like Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis get hit when the team really needed them is seeing very little of that these days. Santana went 0-4 and Kipnis went 0-3 and Jack Hannahan is struggling at the plate going 0-3. The Indians have to find a way to get their offense to at the very least be consistent. With the loss in-game two to Detroit the Indians fall back to four games behind in the A.L. Central. The Indians face Justin Verlander tonight in-game three against the Tigers and the Indians will be sending Zach McAllister to the mound.
The Tribe has hit Verlander before, this time with the way the Indians offense is not performing could be different. Manny Acta has to talk to his team if he expects them to make a push to take this series from Detroit.
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