Scherzer Goes for 14-0: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Live Score, Analysis
Scherzer and his 3.09 ERA will go up against the Indians' Scott Kazmir and his 4-4 record and 4.86 ERA.
The matchup looks to be in extreme favor of Scherzer and the Tigers, but Kazmir has been a different pitcher at home this season.
He's 4-0 at Progressive Field this year while receiving a run-support average of 8.26.
|Cleveland Indians||Detroit Tigers|
|CF||Michael Bourn||CF||Austin Jackson|
|DH||Asdrubal Cabrera||RF||Torii Hunter|
|2B||Jason Kipnis||3B||Miguel Cabrera|
|RF||Nick Swisher||1B||Prince Fielder|
|LF||Michael Brantley||DH||Victor Martinez|
|SS||Mike Aviles||SS||Jhonny Peralta|
|1B||Mark Reynolds||LF||Matt Tuiasosopo|
|3B||Lonnie Chisenhall||C||Bryan Pena|
|C||Yan Gomes||2B||Ramon Santiago|
There's an open spot on the AL Home Run Derby roster.
Cabrera will likely fill that spot, joining Fielder.
Scherzer hasn't suffered a loss in his last 19 starts.
Key members of the bullpen are stepping up at the right time. Benoit and Smyly coming in huge lately. Rondon had a big performance tonight, as well.
Tigers color radio analyst Dan Dickerson weighs in on the important road trip.
Tigers needed to have a good road trip and they did.
Martinez looks to be turning the corner.
Went 2-for-4 tonight with two doubles, including the game-winning hit.
He's improved his average to .245 overall after going .345 in the last seven games.
The Tigers end the 11-game road trip with a 3.5-game lead in the AL Central after going 7-4 away from Detroit.
If you're a Tigers fan, you have to love the excitement from Fielder, Cabrera and Martinez on the game-winning, two-run double.
Detroit News writer Terry Foster isn't a fan of Swisher.
Drew Smyly earns the win improving to 4-0, while Benoit earns the save. Scherzer gets a no decision and remains at 13-0.
FINAL SCORE: TIGERS WIN 4-2
The Indians strand runners on the corners and Benoit earns his seventh save, helping the Tigers defeat the Indians in 10 innings.
Swisher gets tripped up by the turf monster and is unable to score on the Brantley single. Runners at the corners with two outs in the 10th.
Brantley coming to the plate spells trouble for the Tigers in the 10th with Swisher on first base.
Asdrubal Cabrera rides the struggle bus back to the dugout after striking out. He's 0 for his last 19.
One out in the tenth.
GAME UPDATE: PITCHING CHANGE
Joaquin Benoit (2-0, 1.78 ERA) replaces Smyly in the bottom of the 10th.
Peralta grounds out to end the Tigers rally.
Indians have Cabrera, Kipnis and Swisher due up in the bottom of the 10th, trailing 4-2.
Tigers 4, Indians 2
Right on cue, Martinez destroys the ball to center field for a go-ahead, two-run double.
"Detroit sucks" chant at Progressive Field. Stay classy, Ohio.
An RBI here would be huge for the continued comeback effort of Martinez.
Death, taxes and Cabrera getting on base.
Cabrera earns a two-out walk in the 10th.
Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes weighs in.
GAME UPDATE: PITCHING CHANGE
Matt Albers (2-0, 2.51 ERA) replaces Chris Perez in the 10th.
GAME UPDATE: END OF 9TH
Tigers 2, Indians 2
Smyly gets the job done, stranding the runner on second.
Lets go to extra innings.
Smyly throws a nasty curve ball and gets a HUGE strikeout.
Two outs in the ninth.
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