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American League Game Summary - Detroit at Cleveland



(Thursday, August 8th)

Final Score: Detroit 10, Cleveland 3

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Max Scherzer won his 17th game to join elite company, while Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs apiece as the Detroit Tigers completed a four-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a convincing 10-3 victory on Thursday.

Scherzer (17-1) breezed through seven innings, allowing four hits and a pair of runs while fanning five with one walk to earn his fourth straight victory.

The right-hander became the first pitcher to win 17 of his first 18 decisions since Roger Clemens did so with the Yankees in 2001.

Prince Fielder drove in two runs and Andy Dirks contributed two hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who have won 12 straight games to match their longest streak since a similar run from Sept. 2-14, 2011.

"We came out here and played probably as good a four-game series as we played all year," Scherzer said. "When we're able to execute as a team and we play well as a team, we can do great things."

Detroit has won 13 of 16 meetings this season with the Tribe, whom it leads by seven games in the AL Central.

Asdrubal Cabrera totaled a pair of RBI doubles for the Indians, losers in five of their last seven.

Zach McAllister (4-7) lasted just 2 1/3 frames, charged with four hits and six runs -- five earned -- with four walks.

"This was a big series for us," McAllister said. "Obviously we didn't come out and win the games we would have liked to, but they're a good team over there and we're a good team over here."

Detroit cracked the scoreboard with a six-spot in the third. A single sandwiched around two walks loaded the bases with none out and after Dirks fanned, Miguel Cabrera walked to force in a run, Fielder plated two with a double and scored when Martinez followed with a double that also brought in Cabrera.

Don Kelly then walked and McAllister was pulled for Preston Guilmet, who got Alex Avila on a liner to right before Martinez came in when Indians second baseman Aviles flubbed a Ramon Santiago grounder.

It was 8-0 in the fourth after a Dirks RBI double and run-scoring single from Martinez.

Meanwhile, Scherzer retired the first nine batters he faced, but Michael Bourn started the home fourth with an infield hit and scored on Asdrubal Cabrera's two-out double to the gap in right center.

The Tigers hit double digits in the fifth, as Santiago and Hernan Perez singled to kick off the frame and scored on Miguel Cabrera's two-out, two-run single for a 10-1 contest.

Asdrubal Cabrera again doubled home a run in the sixth, and Bourn came up with an awkward catch on a sinking liner from Miguel Cabrera to save two runs in the seventh.

Cleveland tacked on a run in the ninth when Jason Kipnis scored on an infield hit from Michael Brantley compounded by Detroit reliever Phil Coke's wild throw to first.

Game Notes

Detroit posted its first four-game sweep in Cleveland since June 9-12, 1988 at Municipal Stadium ... Scherzer fanned Kipnis to end the first, notching his 1,000th career strikeout ... Miguel Cabrera worked his third bases-loaded walk of the year and ninth of his career ... Ryan Raburn tossed the ninth for the Tribe, the first non-pitcher to take the mound for the team since Andy Marte on July 29, 2010 against the Yankees ... Tigers catcher Avila left the game in the seventh inning and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

08/09 00:20:20 ET

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Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
1st OT
SAN 102
MEM 100
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
2nd
DEN 29
HOU 25
 
2nd
LAC 34
IND 31
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
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JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
 
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
2nd
CIN 56
SDST 55
 
Final
AUB 80
WINT 62
 
Half
NMU 35
CARK 30
 
2nd
PEPP 28
HOW 25
 
2nd
CPSL 34
NE 40
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 26
 
1st
OREG 0
CSNO 0
 
1st
WASH 4
GRAM 3
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 0