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Walkoff Balk Helps Indians Sweep Tigers

Walkoff Balk Helps Indians Sweep Tigers

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) –  A long afternoon game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers ended with a walkoff balk.
Al Alburquerque’s bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning Wednesday gave the Indians an 11-10 victory over the Tigers — a win that took 5 hours, 16 minutes to clinch.
Detroit took a 9-7 lead into the ninth inning, but David Murphy hit a game-tying, two-run home run off of Joe Nathan. 
Alex Avila gave the Tigers a 10-9 lead with a solo home run in the top of the 13th inning, but the Indians scored twice to cap off a three-game sweep of their division rivals.
Mike Aviles led off the bottom of the 13th inning with a single off of Phil Coke (0-1) and moved to second base on a sacrifice by Michael Bourn. Asdrubal Cabrera was then hit by a pitch. Michael Brantley scored Aviles with an RBI single to bring Cleveland within a run.
Alburquerque relieved Coke and intentionally walked pinch-hitter Yan Gomes to load the bases. Ryan Raburn stepped into the batter’s box next and took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque went into his set position, he appeared to move his leg and glove and then stopped. Cabrera scored to end the game.
“It was definitely a balk,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “If they hadn’t have called it we would have went out there and argued.”
Josh Tomlin (3-1) worked the final three innings in relief for the win. He was the ninth pitcher used for the Indians on the afternoon.
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Scherzer Improves to 13-0 as Tigers Top Blue Jays

Scherzer Improves to 13-0 as Tigers Top Blue Jays

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) –  It was just another night on the diamond for Max Scherzer.
Scherzer worked into the seventh inning, becoming the first pitcher in 27 years to start the season with a 13-0 record as the Detroit…

Hammel Ejected As Tigers Rout Orioles 10-3

Hammel Ejected As Tigers Rout Orioles 10-3

Greg Fiume/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) –  Miguel Cabrera hit a grand slam to cap off a wild third inning as the Detroit Tigers crushed the Baltimore Orioles 10-3, on Saturday afternoon.
O’s starter Jason Hammel gave up home runs to Victor Martinez, J…

Tigers Take 2-0 ALDS Lead, Look for Sweep Tuesday

Tigers Take 2-0 ALDS Lead, Look for Sweep Tuesday

Rob Carr/Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Tigers have a commanding 2-0 series lead after Don Kelly’s sacrifice fly scored Omar Infante in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon to give Detroit a 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Oakland took a 4-3 le…

Verlander, Tigers Get Past A’s In Game 1

Verlander, Tigers Get Past A’s In Game 1

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(DETROIT) — It started off with a long ball for the A’s. Then, Justin Verlander took over for the Tigers.
Verlander allowed just one run on a leadoff homer over seven innings and the Detroit Tigers took Game 1 in the ALDS fr…

Tigers Take Sole Possession of First in AL Central

Tigers Take Sole Possession of First in AL Central

Rob Carr/Getty Images(DETROIT) — For the first time since July 24, the Detroit Tigers (83-72) are in sole possession of first place in the AL Central, after defeating the Kansas City Royals (70-85), 5-4.
Tigers shortstop Johnny Peralta hit a ball in t…

Tigers Take Sole Possession of First in AL Central

Tigers Take Sole Possession of First in AL Central

Rob Carr/Getty Images(DETROIT) — For the first time since July 24, the Detroit Tigers (83-72) are in sole possession of first place in the AL Central, after defeating the Kansas City Royals (70-85), 5-4.
Tigers shortstop Johnny Peralta hit a ball in t…

Tigers Walk-Off in 11, Sweep Red Sox, 13-12

Tigers Walk-Off in 11, Sweep Red Sox, 13-12

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(DETROIT) — It was a slugfest on Sunday, but the Tigers (3-0) found a way to complete the three-game sweep of the Red Sox (0-3) in eleven innings, thanks to Alex Avila.
Avila who caught all eleven innings, hit a two-run hom…

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