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Tribe gains Motown momentum
Dellucci delivers in clutch
David Dellucci might have found a silver lining in the midst of his season-long slump, belting a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth as the Indians won their third straight game and expanded their lead in the AL Central on second-place Detroit to 1 1/2 games. C.C. Sabathia stayed hot, improving to 7-1 this season.
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Indians 6, Tigers 3
David Dellucci (left) entered Saturday batting just .208 in May, but belted a two-run, go-ahead homer. (AP)
Series at a glance:
Depleted bullpen struggles
Without setup men Joel Zumaya and Fernando Rodney, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday, the Tigers might have felt the effects of an injury-riddled bullpen. Bobby Seay squandered a one-run lead in the seventh, and Jason Grilli allowed three runs in the eighth as Detroit lost its second consecutive game to AL Central rival Cleveland.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 26, 2007
TB
CWS
PPD
CLE
Cleveland (30-17)
Won 3
Cleveland 6, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (29-19)
Lost 2
May 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0   6 9 2
Detroit
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 5/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Tigers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF2210210.276
Blake, 3B5011025.266
Hafner, DH3001112.265
Martinez, C4112114.316
Nixon, RF4000004.282
  a-Michaels, PH-RF0000100.281
Peralta, SS4120111.285
Dellucci, LF4122101.236
Garko, 1B4110014.333
Barfield, 2B4010002.235
Totals346967723 

a-Walked for Nixon in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Blake (15, Seay), Garko (6, Grilli).
3B: Dellucci (1, Verlander), Sizemore (1, Seay).
HR: Martinez (8, 3rd inning off Verlander, 1 on, 2 out), Dellucci (2, 8th inning off Grilli, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 3; Blake 2; Martinez 4; Peralta 2; Dellucci 7; Garko 2; Barfield.
RBI: Martinez 2 (38), Blake (25), Dellucci 2 (9), Hafner (33).
2-out RBI: Martinez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nixon 2; Barfield; Garko; Martinez.
SF: Hafner.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Michaels (2, 2nd base by Byrdak/Rodriguez).

FIELDING
E: Peralta (8, fielding), Blake (5, fielding).
DP: (Peralta-Barfield-Garko).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C5010011.275
Polanco, 2B3110000.326
  Granderson, CF2000014.280
Sheffield, DH3120101.247
Ordonez, RF3011002.358
Guillen, SS4000003.329
Monroe, LF4000032.227
Thames, 1B3121000.200
  Casey, 1B1010000.267
Infante, CF-2B4000032.293
Inge, 3B3000102.214
Totals353822817 

BATTING
2B: Sheffield (7, Sabathia), Thames (4, Sabathia), Polanco (10, Sabathia), Rodriguez (10, Borowski).
HR: Thames (4, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rodriguez 2; Polanco 2; Sheffield 3; Ordonez; Thames 6; Casey.
RBI: Thames (9), Ordonez (46).
2-out RBI: Thames.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Granderson 3; Monroe.
SF: Ordonez.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 8.

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 7-1)7.06331613.54
Mastny (H, 4)1.00001102.95
Borowski (S, 16)1.02000107.11
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander 6.03224512.71
Seay (BS, 1)1.02111105.65
Grilli (L, 2-2)0.03330017.59
Byrdak 2.01002103.24

Grilli pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Martinez (by Seay).
HBP: Sizemore (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 110-75, Mastny 17-10, Borowski 16-11, Verlander 105-60, Seay 25-14, Grilli 9-7, Byrdak 26-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 5-10, Mastny 1-1, Borowski 0-2, Verlander 3-10, Seay 1-1, Grilli 0-0, Byrdak 0-4.
Batters faced: Sabathia 29, Mastny 4, Borowski 5, Verlander 26, Seay 6, Grilli 3, Byrdak 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 40,375.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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