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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 18, 2007
Indians do the monster mash
Tigers tailspin continues
Justin Verlander, whose eight of 18 dingers served up this season have been hit by the Tribe, let four leave the yard on his watch before he got the hook after 5 2/3 innings. Shortstop Ramon Santiago contributed three hits and two RBIs, but the Tigers fell short as Cleveland's lead in the Central reached 6 1/2 games.
Complete story >  
 Santiago's RBI single
Indians 7, Tigers 4
Victor Martinez hit his team-leading 24th homer of the season. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Series at a glance:
Fantastic four lift Tribe
The big blasts continued on Tuesday for the Indians. Ryan Garko connected with a solo homer in the second inning, Travis Hafner followed with a monster three-run shot in the third and Victor Martinez went deep to put the Tribe ahead in the sixth. For good measure in the frame, Franklin Gutierrez added a two-run tater.
Complete story >  
 Martinez's homer
 Martinez, Westbrook and Lewis on win
 Wedge's postgame comments
DET
Detroit (83-69)
Lost 2
Cleveland 7, Detroit 4   CLE
Cleveland (89-62)
Won 2
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 12 0
Cleveland
0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 X   7 6 1
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Indians Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5010005.298
Polanco, 2B4120002.343
Sheffield, DH5120032.270
Ordonez, RF5110022.356
Guillen, 1B4010103.295
Rodriguez, C5000035.276
Thames, LF3111100.242
Santiago, SS4032010.296
Inge, 3B3010001.241
Totals3841232920 

BATTING
2B: Thames (14, Westbrook).
TB: Granderson; Polanco 2; Sheffield 2; Ordonez; Guillen; Thames 2; Santiago 3; Inge.
RBI: Santiago 2 (7), Thames (48).
2-out RBI: Santiago 2; Thames.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 3; Rodriguez; Polanco.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Santiago (2, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez), Sheffield (22, 2nd base off Westbrook/Martinez).
CS: Guillen (8, 2nd base by Westbrook/Martinez).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100110.272
Cabrera, 2B3100100.288
Hafner, DH2113200.254
Martinez, C4111012.304
Garko, 1B4111000.295
Peralta, SS4000030.269
Lofton, LF3120100.297
Gutierrez, RF4112002.271
Blake, 3B3000011.266
Totals30767565 

BATTING
HR: Garko (19, 2nd inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out), Hafner (23, 3rd inning off Verlander, 2 on, 1 out), Martinez (24, 6th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out), Gutierrez (13, 6th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hafner 4; Martinez 4; Garko 4; Lofton 2; Gutierrez 4.
RBI: Garko (58), Hafner 3 (95), Martinez (106), Gutierrez 2 (35).
2-out RBI: Gutierrez 2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Martinez (5, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Gutierrez (Ordonez at home).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 17-6)5.26773443.70
Grilli 2.10002204.79
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook 5.012432404.41
Lewis (W, 1-1)3.00000402.52
Borowski (S, 41)1.00000105.13

HBP: Inge (by Westbrook), Polanco (by Lewis).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 95-58, Grilli 46-25, Westbrook 102-59, Lewis 36-25, Borowski 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 8-5, Grilli 1-4, Westbrook 5-5, Lewis 1-4, Borowski 2-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 26, Grilli 9, Westbrook 29, Lewis 10, Borowski 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:00.
Att: 41,103.

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