The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers waited through a 2-hour rain delay to get this game under way. The Indians then did what they have done to the Tigers throughout the 2016 MLB Season, they handed them another loss.
This makes the 10th win for the Tribe over the Tigers this season. Danny Salazar was the starting pitcher for the Indians. He pitched for 5-2/3's innings and held the Tigers scoreless, until the 5th inning.
Salazar threw what looked like a perfect strike to the Tigers right fielder Steven Moya who sent it over the wall, in right center to get Detroit on the board. At the time it was 2-0 Indians.
The Tribe came right back in the 5th.Lindor hit a sac-fly that scored Davis, making it 3-1 in favor of the Indians. In the 6th the Tigers hit another home-run ball, that scored 2 runs.
But the Indians came back with a home-run ball of their own in the 7th, off the bat of their first-baseman Mike Napoli, that scored Lindor.
It was the Indians 5 and the Detroit Tigers 3. That's the way the game ended in front of what looked to be a sell out crowd. With the win, the Indians move to 50-39 on the season.
They have a 6-1/2 game lead in the American League Central over the Tigers, and a 7-game lead over the Royals. The Indians will play the Tigers again tonight and then finish the series on Wednesday afternoon.
If Cleveland continues to play the Tigers the way they have all season, I would expect the sweep. But this is baseball folks, and anything can happen.
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