Tribe Fall to Tigers for 1st Time This Year

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For the first time this season, the Indians lost a game when they out hit their opponent. Their record is now 21-1 in that category after a 7-5 loss to the Tigers in Detroit.

The Indians out hit Detroit 11-10, but could not manufacture enough runs to win the game. Derek Lowe was tagged with the loss, giving up nine hits, seven runs in five innings at Comerica Park.

Detroit jumped on Lowe in the first inning, scoring four runs on hits by Prince Fielder, Delmon Young, and Don Kelly. Lowe did not help matters with a wild pitch that plated another run.

A Jose Lopez RBI-double in the top of the fourth made it a 4-1 game, but Detroit came right back and scored three in the bottom of the frame, with Miguel Cabrera’s two-run homer the big blow.

Cleveland answered with three in the sixth and one in the seventh to tighten the game to 7-5. A Jose Lopez drive to deep center field with the bases loaded could have given Cleveland the lead, but Quintin Berry ran it down near the wall.

Lowe is now 7-4 on the year. The Indians open a series in St. Louis on Friday night.