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Tigers let down
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Indians 6, Tigers 5
Gary Sheffield (middle) and Placido Polanco were the Tigers ejected in the seventh. (AP)
Miguel Cabrera hit his 35th and 36th homers, both two-run shots, to put the Tigers up before Gary Sheffield was among the four ejected after he charged Fausto Carmona. But Shin-Soo Choo's three-run homer in the eighth off Casey Fossum tied it, setting up Detroit's walk-off loss.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (71-81)
Lost 1
Cleveland 6, Detroit 5   CLE
Cleveland (76-77)
Won 4
September 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0   5 6 0
Cleveland
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1   6 7 0
Standings thru 9/19/08  |  Recap: DET | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Indians stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .290
Polanco, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .306
  Renteria, SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269
Ordonez, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .326
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 .298
Joyce, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .267
Sheffield, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
  1-Larish, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Inge, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .211
Santiago, R, SS-2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .280
Ryan, C 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 .364
Totals 30 5 6 5 0 10 4  

1-Ran for Sheffield in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (25, Hernandez, R).
3B: Santiago, R (2, Mujica).
HR: Cabrera, M 2 (36, 4th inning off Hernandez, R, 1 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Hernandez, R, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 8; Joyce; Santiago, R 3; Ordonez; Granderson 2.
RBI: Cabrera, M 4 (125), Ryan (6).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, M 2.
SF: Ryan.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Larish (2, 2nd base by Mujica/Shoppach).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .274
Dellucci, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239
  b-Francisco, B, PH-LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .267
Choo, RF 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 .307
Peralta, Jh, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
Martinez, V, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
  Shoppach, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269
  1-Barfield, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Hafner, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211
Aubrey, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
  c-Garko, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Marte, A, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217
  a-Carroll, PH-3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .274
Cabrera, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .245
Totals 32 6 7 6 1 6 4  

a-Grounded out for Marte, A in the 8th. b-Walked for Dellucci in the 8th. c-Singled for Aubrey in the 9th.
1-Ran for Shoppach in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sizemore, G (37, Galarraga, A).
HR: Choo 2 (13, 1st inning off Galarraga, A, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Fossum, 2 on, 2 out), Sizemore, G (33, 6th inning off Galarraga, A, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Choo 9; Garko; Carroll; Sizemore, G 6.
RBI: Choo 4 (57), Sizemore, G (89), Carroll (31).
2-out RBI: Choo 4.
Team RISP: 2-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Marte, A-Cabrera, A-Aubrey, Shoppach-Cabrera, A).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Galarraga, A 7.2 4 3 3 0 5 2 3.58
Fossum (BS, 1) 0.0 1 2 2 1 0 1 5.40
Dolsi (L, 1-5) 0.1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.09
Seay 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.03
Glover 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.55
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, R 6.1 5 4 4 0 5 2 5.19
Mujica 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 0 6.94
Betancourt, R 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.16
Perez, R (W, 4-3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.15

Fossum pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Dolsi pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

HBP: Sheffield (by Hernandez, R), Hafner (by Galarraga, A), Shoppach (by Dolsi).
Pitches-strikes: Galarraga, A 110-67, Fossum 6-1, Dolsi 3-1, Seay 3-3, Glover 2-2, Hernandez, R 82-54, Mujica 23-14, Betancourt, R 9-7, Perez, R 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Galarraga, A 10-4, Fossum 0-0, Dolsi 0-1, Seay 0-0, Glover 0-0, Hernandez, R 9-2, Mujica 0-1, Betancourt, R 1-0, Perez, R 0-0.
Batters faced: Galarraga, A 28, Fossum 2, Dolsi 2, Seay 1, Glover 2, Hernandez, R 24, Mujica 5, Betancourt, R 2, Perez, R 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Fossum 1-1, Seay 1-0, Glover 1-1, Mujica 1-0.
Ejections: Detroit Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield ejected by 2B umpire Jerry Layne (7th); Detroit Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco ejected by 2B umpire Jerry Layne (7th); Cleveland Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez ejected by 2B umpire Jerry Layne (7th); Cleveland Indians catcher Victor Martinez ejected by 2B umpire Jerry Layne (7th)
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 33,733.
Venue: Progressive Field.
September 19, 2008
September 19, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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