Curtis Granderson crosses the plate after his leadoff homer. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Placido Polanco didn't start the finale with the Tribe, but ended up with the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning for the Tigers. Nate Robertson pitched six innings of shutout ball, but lost a chance at the win when the Indians scored three runs off the bullpen in the eighth. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run.
IBB: Cabrera, Mi (by Sipp), Cabrera, Mi (by Perez, R). HBP: Thomas, C (by Carmona), Peralta, Jh (by Miner). Pitches-strikes:
Carmona 100-55, Sipp 15-6, Perez, C 33-20, Perez, R 13-5, Robertson, N 80-54, Perry 20-14, Ni, F 17-13, Miner 34-18. Groundouts-flyouts:
Carmona 9-5, Sipp 0-0, Perez, C 1-1, Perez, R 0-1, Robertson, N 5-6, Perry 1-2, Ni, F 0-0, Miner 1-3. Batters faced:
Carmona 29, Sipp 3, Perez, C 6, Perez, R 4, Robertson, N 22, Perry 5, Ni, F 4, Miner 8. Inherited runners-scored:
Sipp 1-0, Ni, F 1-1, Miner 1-0. Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Kevin Causey. 3B: Phil Cuzzi. Weather:
75 degrees, sunny. Wind: 6 mph, In from LF. T: 3:06. Att: 28,267. September 3, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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