Tigers Claw Back To Beat Indians 9-8
The Detroit Tigers climbed to one game back of the American League Central-leading Cleveland Indians last night with their fourth win in five games and second in a row against Cleveland.
According to mlb.com the Tigers have shown an uncanny ability to claw back late in games all season. As they celebrated a 9-8 win over the Indians on Tuesday night, it felt like that knack had been taken to another level. Facing a five-run deficit in the sixth inning with several regulars out of the lineup, against a team that had owned them for much of the past couple of years, the Tigers rallied again. They did it against a Tribe bullpen that had once been the bane of a mighty Detroit lineup.
"It was some kind of ballgame, all the way around," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Got behind, guys kept competing. We had a big inning against probably one of the pitchers that not too many people have had an inning against."