How Was The Game? (July 8, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A win, even if it wasn’t a pitcher win.

Tigers 4, Indians 2

Max Scherzer (13-0, 123.2 IP, 3.06 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 4.0 WAR) was only marginally affected by the adverse weather conditions and brief rain delay, allowing 2 runs and 3 walks in addition to punching out 7 Indians across 7 wet innings. He allowed both runs on a single immediately after the rain delay and didn’t allow another. The Tigers got one in the 2nd on a Peralta double and solo homerun from Tuiasosopo in the 4th. Other than that, both teams threatened but didn’t score until we headed into extra innings. The Tigers made the Indians pay for back to back walks to Cabrera and Fielder when Martinez smashed a two run double off the wall in centerfield to give the Tigers a two run lead, which would be all Benoit (#BackBenoit) would need. The win gives the Tigers 49 on the season, 3 in the series, and 7 out of 11 on the road trip. They’ll return home to meet the White Sox for the first time on Tuesday with  Justin Verlander (9-5, 112 IP, 3.54 ERA, 3.02 FIP, 3.0 WAR) on the mound.

The Moment: Pena lets a Swisher dribbler roll fair while Swisher stood in the box, tags him with giant grin on his face.

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