How Was The Game? (July 7, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Up and Down

Indians 9, Tigers 6

After Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers ahead with a homer in the first, Doug Fister (6-5, 115 IP, 4.07 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 2.5 WAR) had a rough first inning, allowing four runs after a pair of two out walks that put the Tigers behind 4-1. Fister pitched well during his remaining innings, allowing just two solo homeruns in five innings, but he left the game with things looking less that peachy. However, the offense unloaded in the 7th and 8th innings, capped by a game tying 3 run homer by Torii Hunter in the 8th. Yet it wasn’t going to be that easy for the Tigers as Michael Brantly, who had quite the day, tagged Alburquerque for a 2 run HR in the 8th and put the Tigers behind again rather quickly. Despite the comeback effort, the Tigers fell to the Tribe for the first time in 8 games and lost their first game since Monday overall. They’ll still have a shot to take 3 of 4 from the Indians tomorrow behind Max Scherzer (13-0, 116.2 IP, 3.09 ERA, 2.63 FIP, 3.7 WAR), who will be making his final case to be chosen to start the All-Star Game.

The Moment: Hunter ties it with a bomb in the 8th.

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