Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/26/12

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.

 

 

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