A Different Ubaldo, Tribe Tops Tigers
DETROIT — Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez looked like a completely different man on Tuesday night.
Not too many pitchers struggle on the road as much as Jimenez, but on Tuesday night in Detroit he pitched a solid 6 and 2/3 innings with 4 strikeouts and allowed only one earned run.
Jimenez received his sixth win of the year and the Indians defeated the Tigers 4-2.
Four different Indians scored and three different Indians batted in runs off of triples.
Asdrubal Cabrera tripled in the third to bring in Shin-Soo Choo, which tied the game at 1-1.
Catcher Lou Marson tripled to bring in third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, giving the Indians the 2-1 lead in the fifth.
Marson went 2-4 with one run and one RBI.
Vinnie Pestano blanked the Tigers with two strikeouts in the eighth inning and Chris Perez cleaned up the ninth to get his 18th save.
Perez gave up 2 hits and one run in the inning and has to give a lot of thanks to his supporting cast on defense, especially from Cabrera, who barehanded a grounder and forced out a runner at second by a millimeter.
The Indians road series continues Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.
Jeanmar Gomez will start for the Tribe against the Tigers.
(Fox 8 intern Gabriel Kramer contributed to this report.)