The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians were tied at five entering the seventh-inning. There was a short rain delay, but it didn’t seem to bother Cleveland that much. Oscar Mercado hit his second solo home run in this game off Victor Alcantara to make it 6-5 Indians in the seventh-inning.
Jose Ramirez would then hit a two-run double later in the inning and Cleveland would take down Detroit 8-6.
Jordy Mercer hit a solo home run off of Brad Hand in the ninth-inning for the Tigers.
Hand recorded his 25th save of the season for the Cleveland Indians. He pitched one inning and gave up two hits and one run. Brad Hand also struck out two batters.
Mike Freeman hit a two-run homer off of Daniel Norris for Cleveland in the second-inning.
Harold Castro hit a sacrifice fly for Detroit in the third-inning.
Christian Stewart hit a two-run homer in the fourth-inning off of Adam Plutko for the Detroit Tigers.
Jordy Mercer also hit a solo home run in the fifth-inning off of Adam Plutko.
Mercado hit a solo home run in the fifth-inning off of Daniel Norris.
Jeimer Candelario hit a solo home run for Detroit in the sixth-inning off of Adam Plutko.
Cleveland tied the game at five in the sixth-inning on a two-run double by Tyler Naquin and the rest was history.
Nick Wittgren (4-0) was the winning pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He pitched 1.1 innings and walked one batter.
Victor Alcantara (3-2) was the losing pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Alcantara did not walk a batter or strike out a batter.
Norris started the game for the Detroit. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up eight hits and five runs. Bud Norris walked two batters and struck out eight.
Plutko started the game for Cleveland. He pitched 5.1 innings and gave up seven hits and five runs. Adam Plutko walked one batter and struck out one batter.
With the win for the Indians, they are now tied for the second wild card spot with the Oakland Athletics because Oakland did not play last night.
The second game of this four-game set between Detroit and Cleveland will continue on Tuesday night. The projected pitching match up is Ryan Carpenter (1-5, 8.36 ERA) for the Tigers and Zach Plesac (3-3, 4.00 ERA) for the Indians.