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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2007
BOS
CWS
PPD
Tribe leaves with larger lead
Late rally lifts Tribe
After Jake Westbrook gave up five hits in eight shutout innings, the Indians scored three 10th-inning runs en route to a win over the Tigers. Kenny Lofton broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single, and Chris Gomez followed with a two-run single. Westbrook struck out three and walked two. Cleveland stretched its lead in the AL Central to
2 1/2 games over Detroit.
Complete story >  
 Lofton's RBI single
 Gomez's two-run single
 Tribe's postgame comments
Indians 3, Tigers 1
Chris Gomez congratulates Josh Barfield after he scored a run in the 10th inning. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tigers tripped up in finale
Nate Robertson allowed four hits over 8 2/3 scoreless innings, but the Tigers dropped the series rubber match to the Indians. Robertson struck out three while not walking a batter. Marcus Thames had a pair of hits and knocked in Detroit's run. Magglio Ordonez added two hits, improving his league-leading batting average to .353.
Complete story >  
 Thames knocks in a run
CLE
Cleveland (70-56)
Won 2
Cleveland 3, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (68-59)
Lost 2
August 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 7 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 9 0
Standings thru 8/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Tigers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5020022.276
Blake, 3B4000002.262
Martinez, C4010000.301
  1-Barfield, PR0100000.243
  Shoppach, C0000000.260
Hafner, DH3000100.252
Garko, 1B4010012.307
  2-Cabrera, PR-2B0100000.290
Peralta, SS3110101.274
Gutierrez, RF4000024.275
Michaels, LF3000000.262
  a-Lofton, PH-LF1011000.297
Gomez, 2B-1B4012000.303
Totals353732511 

a-Singled for Michaels in the 10th.
1-Ran for Martinez in the 10th. 2-Ran for Garko in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Peralta (21, Robertson), Sizemore (26, Robertson), Martinez (33, Zumaya).
TB: Sizemore 3; Martinez 2; Garko; Peralta 2; Lofton; Gomez.
RBI: Lofton (27), Gomez 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Lofton; Gomez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez; Blake; Sizemore.
GIDP: Peralta; Blake.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gutierrez (Inge at 2nd base).
DP: (Gutierrez-Gomez-Peralta).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5010014.285
Polanco, 2B4010000.340
Casey, DH5000013.282
Ordonez, RF4120102.353
Guillen, 1B4010112.305
Thames, LF5021002.251
  2-Maybin, PR0000000.267
Rabelo, C3010010.283
  1-Rodriguez, PR-C1000002.278
Inge, 3B2000102.238
Santiago, SS3010002.500
Totals361913419 


1-Ran for Rabelo in the 9th. 2-Ran for Thames in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (42, Borowski), Thames (10, Borowski).
TB: Granderson; Polanco; Ordonez 3; Guillen; Thames 3; Rabelo; Santiago.
RBI: Thames (40).
2-out RBI: Thames.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Ordonez; Thames; Guillen; Granderson; Rodriguez 2.
S: Santiago; Polanco.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ordonez (4, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Santiago-Polanco-Guillen 2).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook 8.05002304.40
Betancourt 0.21001001.50
Perez (W, 1-1)0.10000101.83
Borowski (S, 36)1.03110005.51
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson 8.24000304.80
Zumaya (L, 1-2)1.03332104.82
Seay 0.10000103.06

IBB: Ordonez (by Westbrook), Hafner (by Zumaya).
HBP: Rabelo (by Westbrook), Inge (by Westbrook).
Pitches-strikes: Westbrook 104-70, Betancourt 12-8, Perez 6-4, Borowski 16-11, Robertson 91-64, Zumaya 30-16, Seay 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Westbrook 13-8, Betancourt 0-2, Perez 0-0, Borowski 1-2, Robertson 11-12, Zumaya 2-0, Seay 0-0.
Batters faced: Westbrook 32, Betancourt 4, Perez 1, Borowski 6, Robertson 28, Zumaya 8, Seay 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez 2-0, Zumaya 1-0, Seay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:00.
Att: 40,946.

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