Tigers 11, Indians 4
The Tigers got this one going early with four runs in the first inning after sending 10 men to the plate and then they sort of forgot to do anything for many innings. Max Scherzer (29 GS, 193.2 IP, 3.25 ERA, 2.83 FIP, 5.1 fWAR) kept the Indians off the board for much of the game but struggled with his command at times and eventually wound up surrendering three runs across six long innings in which he allowed four hits and three walks. The bullpen let one back in and this game was tied into extras. In the 11th inning Davis and Kinsler reached and then the Indians IBB’d Carrera….yes…no I’m not making that up….really. Anyway, Suarez made them pay and then VMart launched one to make it 9-4. They added two more and cruised through the bottom half. They took three of four and 11 of their last 18 despite the tough schedule. They’ll go home and give the ball to Rick Porcello (26 GS, 180 IP, 3.10 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 3.0 fWAR).
The Moment: The other team issued an intentional walk to Carrera. That’s not a typo.