Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 5/11/13
Player of the Game With his third straight solid start, Ubaldo Jimenez gets the award for tonight. Even when he did not hit his spots, his fastball had so much movement that it fooled the hitters anyway. Six strong innings is all the offense needed to effectively win the game. It could not have come at a better time as the Indians inch closer to the top spot in the A.L. Central. Feathers Up To steal a term from former Tribe skipper Eric Wedge, this game was truly a "grind." It has been tough for the Indians to win in Comerica Park since the ballpark was built so any victory is special. The Indians scored seven runs without hitting a home run, something that has not been all that common this year. The offense was patient with Justin Verlander as he walked five in five innings of work. He also faced 26 batters; a very ineffective start. Chris Perez worked out of a jam in the bottom of the 9th, as he got reigning triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera to hit a weak ground ball
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