The Cleveland Indians will have to settle for only taking two of three games vs. the Detroit Tigers after falling in Detroit 7-to-1 with a sweep on the line. The Tigers piled up runs while starter Doug Fister stymied Cleveland's offense, which mustered only four hits over the course of the game.
The Tigers jumped out to an early 2-to-0 lead when Miguel Cabrera blasted a homer to deep right field in the first inning, but the Indians brought the score to 2-to-1 on a Michael Brantley double in the fourth inning. The score would stay there until the bottom of the seventh, when Detroit put up five runs, with big hits coming from Andy Dirks (triple), Prince Fielder (homer) and Jhonny Peralta (double).
Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up four earned runs on six hits over 7.1 innings pitched while striking out three. Fister gave up four hits and one run in seven innings.
Cleveland is off on Thursday before visiting the Minnesota Twins for a weekend series.