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4
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4
0
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@BOS
3
7
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@CHW
6
0
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@CLE
1
0
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@MIN
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11
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@OAK
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5
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4
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3
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2
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@LAD
3
1
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@MIL
2
3
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@NYM
3
7
ATL
@PHI
6
10
Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:05PM
, Progressive Field
Attendance: 27,492, Time of Game: 2:12
Tigers
1
15-13
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Indians
0
11-19
 Lost 2 
5th, 7 GB
L: Cliff Lee (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  7  0
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  2  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .252 .825 14 7 0.014 1.38 0.090 -0.076 -0.3 2 0 SB
Placido Polanco 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272 .715 12 8 -0.052 1.17 0.040 -0.092 -0.2 4 2 2B
Clete Thomas RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .455 1.266 11 8 0.146 1.80 0.247 -0.100 0.1 1 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .385 1.068 15 9 -0.075 1.11 0.037 -0.112 -0.7 5 1 CS
Magglio Ordonez DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 .229 .605 18 10 0.007 1.04 0.067 -0.060 0.1
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .277 .967 16 11 -0.045 1.25 0.043 -0.088 -0.4 0 0
Ryan Raburn LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .258 10 6 -0.138 1.27 0.000 -0.138 -1.2 2 1 GDP
Adam Everett SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .262 .685 12 8 -0.041 1.31 0.040 -0.081 -0.2 2 2
Dane Sardinha C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .322 12 10 -0.116 1.55 0.000 -0.116 -0.9 10 1
Justin Verlander P 1 1
Team Totals 32 1 7 1 2 6 .219 .515 120 77 -0.300 1.30 0.564 -0.863 -3.6 27 8
2B: P Polanco (13, off C Lee).
TB: P Polanco 2; C Thomas 2; B Inge; M Cabrera; A Everett; M Ordonez.
GIDP: R Raburn (2).
RBI: C Thomas (3).
2-out RBI: C Thomas.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-P Polanco.
Outfield Assists: R Raburn (A Cabrera at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: C Granderson (4, 2nd base off C Lee/K Shoppach).
CS: M Cabrera (2, 2nd base by C Lee/K Shoppach).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Grady Sizemore CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .748 18 14 -0.179 1.80 0.000 -0.179 -0.9 5 0
Asdrubal Cabrera SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .327 .822 18 13 -0.182 1.69 0.000 -0.182 -0.9 1 4
Victor Martinez 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .390 1.108 13 8 0.044 0.78 0.074 -0.030 0.1 5 1 2B
Shin-Soo Choo RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .834 16 10 -0.161 1.18 0.000 -0.161 -1.0 3 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .751 12 8 -0.111 1.44 0.000 -0.111 -0.7 0 1
David Dellucci DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .751 9 8 -0.080 1.06 0.000 -0.080 -0.4
Ben Francisco LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .690 10 6 -0.074 0.94 0.000 -0.074 -0.5 2 0
Luis Valbuena 2B 1 0 0 0 2 1 .143 .740 15 5 0.128 1.85 0.162 -0.034 0.4 4 2
Kelly Shoppach C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .216 .738 7 7 -0.183 2.57 0.000 -0.183 -0.8 6 1
   Josh Barfield PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Cliff Lee P 1 0
   Rafael Betancourt P 0 0
Team Totals 27 0 2 0 2 11 .074 .249 118 79 -0.798 1.50 0.236 -1.034 -4.6 27 9
2B: V Martinez (10, off J Verlander).
TB: V Martinez 2; A Cabrera.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Cabrera-L Valbuena-V Martinez; K Shoppach-L Valbuena.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Justin Verlander, W (3-2) 9 2 0 0 2 11 0 4.50 29 118 79 44 19 16 5 11 5 0 92 0.797 1.50 4.6
Team Totals 9 2 0 0 2 11 0 0.00 29 118 79 44 19 16 5 11 5 0 92 0.797 1.50 4.6

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Lee, L (1-5) 8 7 1 1 2 5 0 3.45 31 113 71 41 13 17 13 11 1 0 67 0.258 1.37 3.1
Rafael Betancourt 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.80 3 7 6 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.040 0.52 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 34 120 77 44 15 18 13 13 1 0 67 0 0 0.298 1.30 3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Chad Fairchild.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 11mph out to Centerfield, Overcast.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 0-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R DET C. Thomas C. Lee 23% 72% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Granderson Scores
b9 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE L. Valbuena J. Verlander -13% 66% Walk
b9 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Shoppach J. Verlander 13% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b7 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE S. Choo J. Verlander 12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Martinez out at 2B/SS-2B
b9 0-1 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Verlander 11% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET C. Granderson C. Lee -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Polanco C. Lee -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET C. Thomas C. Lee 1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET M. Cabrera C. Lee -2% 45% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Verlander 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Verlander 2% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cabrera out at 2B/LF-2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE V. Martinez J. Verlander 1% 50% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Ordonez C. Lee 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge C. Lee -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO DET R. Raburn C. Lee -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Choo J. Verlander 2% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa J. Verlander 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Dellucci J. Verlander 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET A. Everett C. Lee 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  O DET D. Sardinha C. Lee -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Granderson C. Lee -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET P. Polanco C. Lee 4% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Everett to 3B
t3 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Thomas C. Lee -7% 44% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Francisco J. Verlander 3% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE L. Valbuena J. Verlander -3% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Shoppach J. Verlander 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Verlander 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera C. Lee -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  DET M. Ordonez C. Lee 3% 50% Walk
t4 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET B. Inge C. Lee 4% 55% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Ordonez to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Raburn C. Lee -5% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Ordonez to 3B
t4 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Everett C. Lee -6% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Verlander 3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE V. Martinez J. Verlander 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE S. Choo J. Verlander 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Sardinha C. Lee -3% 47% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson C. Lee -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Polanco C. Lee -1% 43% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE M. DeRosa J. Verlander 3% 46% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Dellucci J. Verlander 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b5 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE B. Francisco J. Verlander 2% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Thomas C. Lee -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  DET M. Cabrera C. Lee 4% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO DET M. Ordonez C. Lee -8% 42% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Cabrera Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 8-9-1
b6 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE L. Valbuena J. Verlander 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Shoppach J. Verlander 2% 48% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Verlander 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 6-7-8
t7 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Inge C. Lee -4% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET R. Raburn C. Lee -3% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET A. Everett C. Lee -2% 41% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 2-3-4
b7 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Verlander 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE V. Martinez J. Verlander -7% 38% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE S. Choo J. Verlander 12% 50% Line Drive Double Play: SS (Weak SS); Martinez out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Cliff Lee facing 9-1-2
t8 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Sardinha C. Lee -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
t8 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  DET C. Granderson C. Lee 5% 50% Walk
t8 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET P. Polanco C. Lee 4% 54% Granderson Steals 2B
t8 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco C. Lee -6% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Granderson to 3B
t8 0-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R DET C. Thomas C. Lee 23% 72% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Granderson Scores
t8 1-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O DET M. Cabrera C. Lee -3% 69% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 5-6-7
b8 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. DeRosa J. Verlander 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Dellucci J. Verlander 5% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Francisco J. Verlander 3% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Rafael Betancourt facing 5-6-7
Rafael Betancourt replaces Cliff Lee pitching
t9 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET M. Ordonez R. Betancourt -2% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 1-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O DET B. Inge R. Betancourt -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Raburn R. Betancourt -1% 79% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 8-9-1
b9 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE L. Valbuena J. Verlander -13% 66% Walk
b9 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Shoppach J. Verlander 13% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
Josh Barfield pinch runs for Kelly Shoppach (C) batting 9th
b9 0-1 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CLE G. Sizemore J. Verlander 11% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 0-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE A. Cabrera J. Verlander 10% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Indians 0.

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