Detroit at Cleveland

Final 12th
W: B. Seay (2-2) L: J. Veras (4-2)
S: Z. Miner (1)
HR: DET - None   CLE - None

Raburn's single in 12th sparks Tigers past Indians wire reports

CLEVELAND -- Zach Miner enjoyed his first career save so much that he issued a playful warning to Trevor Hoffman.

Miner came through after Ryan Raburn singled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.

Bobby Seay (2-2) worked a scoreless 11th for the win. Miner then gave up a run and two hits in the 12th before finishing.

"Other than the hits and run, it was a lot of fun," Miner said, jokingly adding he's hoping to become the career saves leader someday. "Hoffman better watch out."

Hoffman entered the Milwaukee Brewers' game at San Diego on Saturday night with 577 career saves. Miner had been 0 for 7 in save chances before converting.

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Jose Veras (4-2) walked Placido Polanco and Clete Thomas to open the Tigers 12th before striking out Miguel Cabrera and getting Carlos Guillen to foul out to third. Raburn, who came in batting .167 in his last 13 games, lined a 1-1 pitch to right, scoring Polanco. Veras then balked home Thomas to make it 4-2.

"I just didn't make the right pitches," said Veras, who had a 1-2 count on both men he walked. "You walk guys, you are in trouble."

It was a difficult end to a trying week for the Indians, who fell 18 games under .500 with the loss on Victor Martinez bobblehead doll night. Martinez was traded to the Boston Red Sox on Friday in the latest deal for the rebuilding Tribe.

"We tied it in the ninth and created some chances later to win it," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "I can't say enough about the effort."

Jamey Carroll had a one-out single off Miner and Trevor Crowe followed with a double to the gap in left-center. Carroll scored on a groundout by Wyatt Toregas and Miner got Grady Sizemore to pop out on the next pitch to end it.

"The runner on third didn't mean anything and I got a ground ball there," Miner said. "There's probably a lot of guys I'd rather face with the game on the line than Grady, but fortunately I got him out."

The AL Central-leading Tigers' second win in six games kept them 1½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. Detroit lost 6-5 to Cleveland in 13 innings Friday night.

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A crowd of 31,353 showed up to get their Martinez bobbleheads and watch Sandy Alomar Jr. go into the Indians' Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony. Former owners Bill Veeck and Richard Jacobs and right-hander Wes Ferrell were inducted posthumously.

It was a surprising turnout considering the negative fan reaction stemming from a series of trades this week that sent away first baseman Ryan Garko, reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee and three-time All-Star catcher Martinez.

Rick Porcello allowed one run and four hits over eight innings against Cleveland's depleted lineup. He came in with a 1-3 record and 9.16 ERA in his last four outings.

Jhonny Peralta singled in a run in the first for Cleveland but Adam Everett hit a sacrifice fly off Jeremy Sowers in the fifth and Cabrera gave Detroit the lead with an RBI single in the sixth.

Peralta tied it at 2 with a broken-bat sacrifice fly in the ninth against Fernando Rodney, who blew a save for the first time in 22 chances this season.

Sowers allowed two runs and four hits over six innings. He was replaced by right-hander Justin Masterson, acquired in the Martinez deal. Masterson fanned the first batter he faced, Everett, and allowed two hits over three scoreless innings.


  • The teams wore replica jerseys of Negro League franchises that played in the two cities 70 years ago.
  • Toregas lined a single to left in his first career at-bat in the third inning. "I was shaking so hard I almost fell down when I went to the plate," Toregas said. "I hit the ball, but have no idea how I did it."
  • Leyland said RHP Jeremy Bonderman (shoulder) and LHP Nate Robertson (elbow) are expected to begin minor league rehabilitation assignments soon. Both threw simulated games Friday.
  • A scoring change from Friday's game took an error from Tigers 2B Placido Polanco and gave it to CF Curtis Granderson, whose low throw skipped away from the infielder and allowed a runner to advance one base.
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Ryan Raburn knocks in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to propel the Tigers past the Indians.  (AP)
Ryan Raburn knocks in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to propel the Tigers past the Indians. (AP)

Players of the Game

R. Raburn
AB 6
R 0
H 3
HR 0

M. Cabrera
AB 6
R 0
H 3
HR 0

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Curtis Granderson, CF5000123 .254
Placido Polanco, 2B5210101 .263
Magglio Ordonez, RF4010010 .258
    Clete Thomas, RF1100110 .264
Miguel Cabrera, 1B6031012 .336
Marcus Thames, DH2100213 .259
   a- Carlos Guillen, PH-DH2000003 .223
Ryan Raburn, LF6031004 .263
Brandon Inge, 3B5010106 .254
Dusty Ryan, C3000123 .160
   b- Gerald Laird, PH-C0000000 .228
Adam Everett, SS4001021 .247
a-lined out for Thames in the 10th
b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Ryan in the 11th
SF - Adam Everett (4)
SH - Gerald Laird (7)
RBI - Miguel Cabrera (58), Ryan Raburn (29), Adam Everett (31)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Raburn (14)
SB - Curtis Granderson (18, 2nd base off Masterson/Toregas)
Team LOB - 12
DP - Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, Everett-Polanco
E - Miguel Cabrera (7, Misplayed grounder), Adam Everett (11, Misplayed grounder)
Detroit Tigers
Rick Porcello 8411130 4.36
Fernando Rodney (BS,1) 1111010 3.60
Ryan Perry 1200010 3.63
Bobby Seay (W,2-2) 1100010 3.21
Zach Miner (S,1) 1211000 4.58
Pitches-Strikes - Rick Porcello 91-67, Fernando Rodney 14-11, Ryan Perry 12-7, Bobby Seay 14-10, Zach Miner 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rick Porcello 14-6, Fernando Rodney 1-1, Bobby Seay 1-2, Zach Miner 2-1
Batters Faced - Rick Porcello 28, Fernando Rodney 4, Ryan Perry 4, Bobby Seay 5, Zach Miner 5
Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF5100112 .226
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS5120012 .298
Shin-Soo Choo, RF5010023 .295
Jhonny Peralta, 3B4012001 .271
Travis Hafner, DH5010013 .282
Chris Gimenez, 1B5000011 .209
Jamey Carroll, 2B5120000 .289
Trevor Crowe, LF5020000 .211
Wyatt Toregas, C5011002 .200
2B - Trevor Crowe (4, Miner)
3B - Asdrubal Cabrera (4, Rodney)
SF - Jhonny Peralta (3)
RBI - Jhonny Peralta 2 (55), Wyatt Toregas (1)
SB - Grady Sizemore (10, 2nd base off Porcello/Ryan)
Team LOB - 7
Cleveland Indians
Jeremy Sowers 6422430 4.97
Justin Masterson 3200140 4.32
Kerry Wood 1100010 5.11
Joe Smith 0.2100000 3.70
Tony Sipp 0.1000010 5.40
Jose Veras (L,4-2) 1122210 6.52
IBB - Inge by Jeremy Sowers
WP - Jeremy Sowers (2), Kerry Wood (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Sowers 95-56, Justin Masterson 46-29, Kerry Wood 13-8, Joe Smith 7-5, Tony Sipp 3-3, Jose Veras 30-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Sowers 5-10, Justin Masterson 2-3, Kerry Wood 1-1, Joe Smith 1-1
Batters Faced - Jeremy Sowers 26, Justin Masterson 12, Kerry Wood 4, Joe Smith 3, Tony Sipp 1, Jose Veras 6
Game Information
Attendance - 31353
Game Time - 3:35
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Tony Randazzo