Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Game Ends in 5-4 Tigers Victory - Recap
Detroit needed extra innings to claim victory on Saturday, scoring late against Cleveland for a 5-4 final at Progressive Field.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as -107 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
J Nathan earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 1 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Victor Martinez in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Trevor Bauer worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Asdrubal Cabrera in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 10 hits, while Cleveland only had 9.
The game was closed out by Phil Coke who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.