Michael Bourn is still wondering where that fly ball went (http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/3132989/indiansderp.gif).
Miguel Cabrera left the game after the second inning with more abdominal soreness. Please, don’t force it, Big Cat. We got this; take your time. All that matters is the playoffs, not ever stats.
Jose Iglesias led off the bottom of the third with a double down the line. Austin Jackson followed up with an RBI single to center. After Torii Hunter popped out, Andy Dirks singled to right, setting up Prince Fielder. After getting ahead 3-0, Fielder drew a walk.
That brings us to Bourn. With the bases loaded, Victor Martinez batted. He took a 2-0 count and swung at ball three, a pitch high, and drove it over Bourn’s head to centerfield. The Indians CF waved his arms in panic to alert his teammates that he’d lost the ball, but the hit fell in, scoring two runs.
Rick Porcello won the contest for Detroit, leaving the game in the 6th with the bases loaded and two outs.
Porcello may have gotten a little distracted and walked some snarfs, but he was doing awfully well on the night. He’s pulled leading 5-1 so he can’t take the loss.
Enter Al Albuquerque. Horrible move. Al throws a quick ball, then gets stuck with a full count. Bad pitch, walk. 5-2.
Al is the last guy to bring in when it’s bases loaded. He routinely sucks ass at throwing strikes, walking and imploding instead. We gave him enough chances. Be careful, Jim.
Al gave the next Indian a 2-0 count before getting the groundout. He could be good, if he threw the darts. Problem is, it’s too late. This is serious time.
The Tigers tacked on two more in the 7th before the rain shortened this one.