Player of the Game
Michael Brantley edged out Jason Kipnis by 0.01 points to take tonight's player of the game with an RBI single and a score of 1.38. Kipnis had two singles and a run scored. This was the lowest winning Player of the Game score since Jeremy Accardo scored 1.03 points for an inning of scoreless relief on July 19th.
Ubaldo Jimenez had his best start of his last five as his pitched into the eighth for the first time since July 2nd. He allowed four runs (one was given up by Cody Allen in relief) and was able to stay around late by limiting his pitches. He did this by throwing strikes (he didn't walk a batter until the 8th) and forcing the Tigers hitters to put the ball in play.
When the Tigers did put it in play, Jimenez was aided by a pair of fantastic plays by Jason Donald at third base. One is today's Play of the Game, but the other is definitely worth a second look as well.
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