After an all-star break that seemed to last a month, the Tigers were finally back in action today. Unfortunately, they were pounded by the Indians 8-2 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Austin Kearns and Andy Marte led the Indians ten hit attack with homers. The loss leaves the Tigers a game and a half behind the White Sox pending the outcome of their game with the Twins tonight.
Max Scherzer came into the game with a 2.44 ERA and 62/19 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings since returning from Toledo. Tonight, he had control problems walking five batters and throwing 109 pitches in just five innings. He gave up four runs on five hits.
Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to a career high 20 games with a first inning single. He gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead at the time.
The Tigers mysterious home/road breakdown continues. They are now 32-13 at home and 16-26 on the road. They've got three more games at Cleveland this weekend including a doubleheader tomorrow.