Rapid Reactions: Tigers Blow 3-Run Lead Versus Tribe


Indians 9, Tigers 5 (box)

  • SCHERRRRRZERRRRR! (with exasperation) — Max was incredibly effective until the seventh inning. A solo shot, a walk, and a two-run bomb changed the complexion of the game. The quality of Scherzer’s start went from dominant to disappointing in 0.2 innings.
  • The Tigers left 10 men on base tonight. The run-squandering began in the second inning when a Raburn single and an Avila double gave the Tigers runners on second and third with one out. Inge grounded to third with Raburn running on contact, and the Tigers lost their lead runner. A base hit by Austin Jackson loaded the bases, but Will Rhymes left them that way with a strikeout. That was three hits (one for extra bases) but zero runs.
  • There was an Adam Everett sighting. The former Tiger entered the game as a pinch runner for Jack Hannahan in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run for Cleveland.
  • Just not a game you can lose. I still don’t think the Indians are going to be a .500 team, but they’re finding ways to win.

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