Extra-Inning Heartbreak: Tigers Beat Tribe, 4-2
CLEVELAND– Extra- inning heartbreak for the Tribe on Monday night in game four against the Tigers.
The Indians lost 4-2 to Detroit, having dropped 3 of four from the division leader.
The loss spoiled a pretty good outing by Scott Kazmir, who dueled with the Tigers outstanding Max Scherzer.
Ex Indians accounted for 3 of the Tigers four runs.
Ex Indian Jhonny Peralta gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead on a second-inning double.
Lonnie Chisenhall ripped a two-run shot for a 2-1 Cleveland lead in the bottom of that frame.
The Tigers tied the game in the top of the 4th as Matt Tuiasosopo belted a solo shot.
Kazmir went 5 and two thirds innings, allowing two runs.
Scherzer, who was hoping to up his record to 14-0 went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs while striking out 7. Neither pitcher figured in the decision.
The Indians had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning when Drew Stubbs reached second base with no outs.
But a fly out, a strikeout, and another fly out ended the threat.
The hero was ex Indian Victor Martinez who spanked a two-run double to the wall in center field for the 4-2 lead in the top of the 10th.
Peralta and Martinez combined for 12 hits in the four games against their former team.
The double by Martinez held up as the Tribe fell to 3 and a half games behind the Tigers in the division.