Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/17/14

The Indians came through in the biggest game of the season, against arguably the toughest pitcher. Santana and Hafner jacked back-to-back home runs to tie the game, and Kipnis delivered the go ahead. Smith, Pestano and Perez were incredible. Good guys take two of three.

 

Scoring Summary Top 1st: Detroit - P. Fielder singled to left, A. Jackson scored Bot 1st: Cleveland - J. Kipnis hit sacrifice fly to deep left, S. Choo scored Top 4th: Detroit - A. Jackson singled to shallow left, A. Avila scored, A. Jackson out at second Top 6th: Detroit - D. Young homered to deep right Bot 7th: Cleveland - C. Santana homered to deep right - T. Hafner homered to deep right center - A. Cabrera singled to shallow right, J. Lopez scored, S. Choo to third, A. Cabrera to second advancing on throw - J. Kipnis singled to shallow left center, S. Choo scored, A. Cabrera to third

 

Detroit AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Jackson cf 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 .321 Q. Berry lf 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 .286 M. Cabrera 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .325 P. Fielder 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .308 D. Young dh 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .269 B. Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .249 A. Avila c 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .244 R. Santiago ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .217 O. Infante 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .100  Totals 35 3 10 3 1 3 10 0 16  Batting 2B – A Avila (13, C Perez). HR – D Young (11, 6th inning off Z McAllister 0 on, 0 Out). RBI – A Jackson (46), P Fielder (70), D Young (42). 2-out RBI – A Jackson, P Fielder. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – Q Berry 2, B Boesch 1. GIDP – M Cabrera. Team LOB – 8.  Fielding DP – 1 (P Fielder-R Santiago-J Verlander).

 

 Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .297 A. Cabrera ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .280 J. Kipnis 2b 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 .278 M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .293 C. Santana c 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .238 T. Hafner dh 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .230 J. Lopez 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .249     B. Lillibridge lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .162 C. Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .230 S. Duncan lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .223     J. Hannahan 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235  Totals 32 5 10 5 2 2 5 0 11  Batting 2B – S Choo (32, J Verlander); C Santana (18, D Downs). HR – C Santana (8, 7th inning off J Verlander 0 on, 0 Out), T Hafner (10, 7th inning off J Verlander 0 on, 0 Out). SF – J Kipnis. RBI – A Cabrera (44), J Kipnis 2 (55), C Santana (38), T Hafner (29). 2-out RBI – A Cabrera, J Kipnis. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Brantley 1, T Hafner 1, C Kotchman 1. GIDP – C Santana. Team LOB – 6.  Fielding E – J Lopez (3, field). Outfield assists – S Duncan. DP – 1 (J Lopez-J Kipnis-C Kotchman).

 

 Detroit IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA J. Verlander (L, 11-6) 7.0 9 5 5 2 4 2 0.95 2.60 D. Downs 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 2.35 B. Villarreal 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.03 1.41

 

 Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. McAllister 6.1 9 3 2 2 7 1 1.24 3.18 J. Smith (W, 7-2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.12 3.14 V. Pestano (H, 29) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.98 1.47 C. Perez (S, 29) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.02 2.82 Pitches-strikes – J Verlander 106-74; D Downs 9-4; B Villarreal 4-4; Z McAllister 117-75; J Smith 2-1; V Pestano 17-10; C Perez 23-13. Ground balls-fly balls – J Verlander 7-10; D Downs 1-0; B Villarreal 0-1; Z McAllister 9-6; J Smith 1-0; V Pestano 0-2; C Perez 1-0. Batters faced – J Verlander 31; D Downs 2; B Villarreal 2; Z McAllister 29; J Smith 1; V Pestano 3; C Perez 5.

 

 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Robert Kraft: Richard Sherman is a 'marketing whiz'

Rob Gronkowski's party bus headed to Super Bowl

Matt Barnes not happy with NBA for $25,000 fine

Brandon Browner: 'No hard feelings' with Sherman, Thomas

Gronk reads erotica, sings Katy Perry at SB Media Day

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Governor donates $10K to UNM hoops star’s cancer charity

U.S. Soccer: Hope Solo needs to do 'number of things' to return

K.J. Wright: Targeting injured players 'unacceptable'

Five reasons the Patriots will win the Super Bowl

Five reasons the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

Bill Simmons fires a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis

Kurt Warner wonders about Patriots cheating in Super Bowl

4-star QB recruit decommits from Michigan

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet at halftime of Heat game

One of Tom Brady's ‘treats’ is avocado ice cream

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Tiger on wearing mask: ‘Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races’

Putting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pieces together

Brodeur to retire immediately and join Blues front office

Michael Bennett talks about sex superstition, calls reporter gay

As Patriots prepare, it's easy to forget about Hernandez

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Super Bowl XLIX: Key people to know

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

Bill Simmons fires a shot at Ray Lewis

NFL pushing CFP to change schedule

Can Yanks not pay A-Rod his bonuses?

Petition started to remove Pats from SB

On John Wall's adidas J Wall 1 NYC All-Star Edition

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.