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'V' gets the big 'W'
Sabathia, Indians fall
It wasn't C.C. Sabathia's or the Indians' day in the marquee matchup with Justin Verlander and the Tigers. Sabathia gave up 10 hits (including three homers) and seven runs in just four innings as Cleveland's division lead was pared to one game.
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Tigers 12, Indians 3
Magglio Ordonez welcomes Carlos Guillen after his three-run homer in the third inning. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tigers within one game
Justin Verlander got the better side of things in an duel with C.C. Sabathia as the Tigers pulled to within one game of the division lead. Placido Polanco, Gary Sheffield and Carlos Guillen all homered among 17 Detroit hits.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 05, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (51-34)
Lost 2
Detroit 12, Cleveland 3   DET
Detroit (49-34)
Won 2
July 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 8 0
Detroit
1 0 4 2 0 5 0 0 X   12 17 1
Standings thru 7/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Tigers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000001.279
  Gutierrez, CF0000000.288
Blake, 3B3110011.271
  Rouse, 3B0000000.132
Martinez, C3122001.326
  Shoppach, C1010000.362
Hafner, DH4010022.257
Peralta, SS4000023.276
Garko, 1B3110012.294
Nixon, RF4000013.240
Francisco, LF4010020.450
Barfield, 2B4010011.257
Totals3438201014 

BATTING
2B: Blake (19, Verlander), Martinez (22, Verlander), Barfield (13, Verlander).
HR: Martinez (15, 1st inning off Verlander, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Blake 2; Martinez 6; Shoppach; Hafner; Garko; Francisco; Barfield 2.
RBI: Martinez 2 (66).
2-out RBI: Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nixon; Blake.
GIDP: Garko.
Team LOB: 6.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4110013.284
Polanco, 2B5331001.334
Sheffield, DH3223100.298
Ordonez, RF4231001.370
  Infante, RF1000000.301
Guillen, SS3114012.328
  Perez, SS1000000.172
Rodriguez, C4120120.285
Thames, 1B1010100.242
  Casey, 1B3112002.295
Monroe, LF5011014.219
Inge, 3B4120002.251
Totals381217123515 

BATTING
2B: Thames (6, Sabathia), Polanco (19, Sabathia), Ordonez (35, Sabathia), Casey (21, Stanford).
HR: Polanco (3, 1st inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out), Guillen (13, 3rd inning off Sabathia, 2 on, 1 out), Sheffield (20, 4th inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Granderson; Polanco 7; Sheffield 5; Ordonez 4; Guillen 4; Rodriguez 2; Thames 2; Casey 2; Monroe; Inge 2.
RBI: Polanco (38), Sheffield 3 (56), Guillen 4 (65), Ordonez (69), Casey 2 (33), Monroe (42).
2-out RBI: Sheffield 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Guillen; Granderson.
S: Granderson.
SF: Sheffield; Guillen.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (14, throw).
DP: (Inge-Polanco-Casey).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 12-3)4.010771333.58
Mastny 1.01001204.91
Mujica 0.134410010.57
Stanford 2.23110004.71
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 10-3)7.06320713.14
Seay 1.02000103.57
Capellan 1.00000204.20

WP: Verlander.
HBP: Blake (by Verlander), Garko (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 87-56, Mastny 29-16, Mujica 14-9, Stanford 28-21, Verlander 110-77, Seay 16-12, Capellan 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sabathia 3-6, Mastny 0-1, Mujica 0-1, Stanford 3-5, Verlander 5-9, Seay 2-0, Capellan 0-1.
Batters faced: Sabathia 23, Mastny 5, Mujica 5, Stanford 11, Verlander 29, Seay 4, Capellan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Stanford 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 40,923.

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