Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 8/5/12

The losing streak has reached nine, though this one had some serious style points.

The Indians against all odds prevented a leadoff triple from ending the game in the bottom of the ninth by intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to load the bases following a strikeout of Omar Infante by Josh Tomlin. A 3-2-3 double play sent the game into extras, where Travis Hafner and Ezequiel Carrera gave the Indians a lead with back to back homers. Chris Perez, however, blew only his third save of the season in tremendous fashion with the capper being a walkoff two-run homer in the bottom of the tenth by Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers the sweep. The Tribe ends the roadtrip 0-9 and heads back home to face the Twins tomorrow night.

Get your popcorn ready and watch your Twitter timeline, folks.

Scoring Summary Top 1st: Cleveland - M. Brantley singled to shallow left center, A. Cabrera scored, C. Santana to second - T. Hafner singled to shallow left center, C. Santana scored, M. Brantley to second Bot 1st: Detroit - P. Fielder singled to center, A. Jackson scored, O. Infante to third Top 3rd: Cleveland - S. Choo homered to deep left Bot 3rd: Detroit - M. Cabrera grounded out to first, A. Jackson scored Bot 4th: Detroit - A. Avila singled to shallow left, J. Peralta scored, A. Avila to second advancing on throw Top 5th: Cleveland - C. Santana singled to right, A. Cabrera scored Bot 5th: Detroit - O. Infante homered to deep left Top 7th: Cleveland - T. Hafner singled to shallow left, C. Santana scored, M. Brantley to second Bot 7th: Detroit - P. Fielder hit sacrifice fly to deep center, O. Infante scored Top 10th: Cleveland - T. Hafner homered to deep center - E. Carrera homered to deep right - L. Marson doubled to shallow left, J. Hannahan scored Bot 10th: Detroit - A. Jackson doubled to left, A. Avila scored, A. Dirks to third - O. Infante singled to shallow center, A. Dirks and A. Jackson scored - M. Cabrera homered to deep left center, O. Infante scored  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Kipnis 2b 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .262 A. Cabrera ss 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .278 S. Choo rf 5 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 .288     J. Lopez rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244     S. Duncan lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 C. Santana 1b 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .236     C. Kotchman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 M. Brantley cf 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 .293 T. Hafner dh 5 1 3 3 1 0 2 0 3 .239 E. Carrera lf-rf 5 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 4 .583 B. Lillibridge 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 .177     J. Hannahan 3b 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 L. Marson c 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .256  Totals 45 8 17 8 3 2 13 3 15  Batting 2B - A Cabrera (24, M Scherzer); M Brantley 2 (32, M Scherzer 2); L Marson (7, D Downs). HR - S Choo (13, 3rd inning off M Scherzer 0 on, 1 Out), T Hafner (11, 10th inning off J Benoit 0 on, 1 Out), E Carrera (1, 10th inning off J Benoit 0 on, 1 Out). RBI - S Choo (41), C Santana (47), M Brantley (48), T Hafner 3 (32), E Carrera (1), L Marson (9). 2-out RBI - C Santana, M Brantley, T Hafner 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Kipnis 1, A Cabrera 1, T Hafner 3, E Carrera 2. Team LOB - 9.  Base Running SB - A Cabrera 2 (4, 2nd base off M Scherzer/A Avila, 3rd base off M Scherzer/A Avila), E Carrera (1, 2nd base off B Villarreal/A Avila). CS - E Carrera (1, 2nd base by M Scherzer/A Avila).  Fielding E - A Cabrera (14, throw). DP - 2 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Santana, C Santana-L Marson).  Detroit AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg A. Jackson cf 6 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 .322 O. Infante 3b 6 3 4 3 1 0 1 0 2 .289 M. Cabrera dh 4 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 .325 P. Fielder 1b 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 .311 D. Young lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .261     Q. Berry lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284 J. Peralta ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .261 B. Boesch rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .248 G. Laird c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288     A. Avila c 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .246 D. Worth 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .206     A. Dirks ph 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333  Totals 39 10 13 10 2 7 7 0 17  Batting 2B - A Jackson (19, C Perez); O Infante (1, J Smith); J Peralta (23, C Seddon). 3B - A Jackson 2 (7, C Seddon, J Tomlin). HR - O Infante (1, 5th inning off C Seddon 0 on, 0 Out), M Cabrera (27, 10th inning off C Perez 1 on, 2 Out). SF - P Fielder. RBI - A Jackson (49), O Infante 3 (6), M Cabrera 3 (91), P Fielder 2 (79), A Avila (31). 2-out RBI - A Jackson, O Infante 2, M Cabrera 2, A Avila. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Jackson 1, D Worth 1. GIDP - D Young, Q Berry. Team LOB - 9.  Base Running CS - B Boesch (3, 2nd base by T Sipp/L Marson).  Fielding Outfield assists - B Boesch. DP - 1 (A Avila-D Worth).  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA C. Seddon 4.1 7 4 4 3 2 1 2.31 8.31 C. Allen 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.00 T. Sipp 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.27 4.86 J. Smith 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.17 3.18 V. Pestano (BS, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.92 1.31 J. Tomlin 1.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.43 5.75 C. Perez (L, 0-3; BS, 3) 0.2 3 5 5 2 0 1 1.12 3.82  Detroit IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA M. Scherzer 5.0 10 4 4 1 9 1 1.41 4.72 B. Villarreal 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.04 1.30 P. Coke 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.60 3.65 O. Dotel 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 3.25 J. Benoit 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 2 1.07 3.10 D. Downs (W, 1-0) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.16 2.61 IBB - M Cabrera (by J Tomlin); P Fielder (by J Tomlin). HBP - B Boesch (by T Sipp). Pitches-strikes - C Seddon 80-48; C Allen 6-4; T Sipp 5-3; J Smith 10-8; V Pestano 23-19; J Tomlin 21-9; C Perez 30-13; M Scherzer 105-67; B Villarreal 15-11; P Coke 30-16; O Dotel 16-12; J Benoit 22-12; D Downs 20-13. Ground balls-fly balls - C Seddon 7-7; C Allen 1-1; T Sipp 0-0; J Smith 2-1; V Pestano 0-3; J Tomlin 1-0; C Perez 2-2; M Scherzer 6-6; B Villarreal 0-1; P Coke 3-0; O Dotel 2-0; J Benoit 1-4; D Downs 1-2. Batters faced - C Seddon 22; C Allen 2; T Sipp 2; J Smith 4; V Pestano 6; J Tomlin 5; C Perez 7; M Scherzer 24; B Villarreal 3; P Coke 7; O Dotel 3; J Benoit 6; D Downs 4. Game Details Umpires: HP–Joe West. 1B–Sam Holbrook. 2B–Andy Fletcher. 3B–Rob Drake.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, out to left.
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