Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 7/24/12
Player of the Game Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 6 innings of shut out baseball against the Tigers tonight. Someone must have told him how important this series is. He gave up 7 hits, all singles, with a majority of them to lead off innings. There were a few scoring threats by the Tigers, but Jimenez kept his cool and got the outs he needed. His scored of 4.76 gives him 5 Player of the Game awards this year. Feathers Up Get 'em on, get 'em over, get 'em in. Rick Manning said this at least 5 times in the bottom of the 2nd inning when the Indians scored the first run of the game. Carlos Santana got on via double. Travis Hafner then got him over with a long fly out to center. Lastly, Johnny Damon got him in with an RBI single. The Indians scored their second run in the 4th inning by stringing together 3 hits in a row: a double by Jason Kipnis, an infield single by Michael Brantley, and an RBI single by Santana. The offense proved tonight that they don't need power to score runs, the...
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