The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes tells the story of the game in his blog, and does a fine job. The Cleveland Indians ensured that they would take the series in Detroit yesterday and moved a game and a half ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central by winning their second in a row.
I was thinking this morning, with the two big contests tonight between the Indians and Tigers (on ESPN), and the Cavaliers and Pistons (on TNT), we should do a deal where we let the Tigers take one from the Indians, but only if the Pistons allow the Cavs to win tonight. It’s a fair trade IMO.
Once again, Grady Sizemore got the big hit with a 1 out triple with the Indians trailing 3-2. Casey Blake then doubled him home and the Indians went on to take the lead that they would never relinquish with a David Delucci homerun one inning later.
C.C. Sabathia improved to 7-1 on the season and Joe Borowski got the save in the Tribe’s 30th victory of the season. Get out the brooms.