The Cleveland Indians picked up their 15th victory in a row against the Detroit Tigers this season with a win over them tonight.
The Detroit Tigers continued their poor play against the Cleveland Indians this season in tonight’s game. Cleveland got out to a big early lead in the first three innings and never let go, winning their 15th game in a row against Detroit with a final score of seven to two.
Zac Reininger got a chance to start the game for Detroit tonight, and it won’t be surprising if he doesn’t get another one. He only lasted for two innings, giving up four earned runs, including a home run. Reininger has not looked good this year, and his numbers only got worse after this one, he is now 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA.
The Tigers didn’t look very good with the bats tonight either. They were able to score two runs on the night, one came off of a home run by Dawel Lugo and the other off of a single by Victor Reyes. Detroit only had four hits on the night and four walks. This kind of performance is not going to fly against a playoff-caliber team.
Perhaps the one bright spot tonight came in the form of John Schreiber. The young pitcher didn’t look so good in his first few outings, but he came into the game tonight and went for 2.1 innings without giving a single run and recording four strikeouts. His ERA is still 7.00 on the season, but he will surely get more opportunities after tonight’s performance.
Spencer Turnbull will take the mound for Detroit in the second game of the series tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m. EST. Turnbull leads the league in losses and will look to try to avoid adding another to that total as well as breaking Detroit’s losing streak to Cleveland.