Game 151: Juggernaut!
Posted on September 23, 2009
ESPN highlights available here.
The Score: Tigers 11 – Indians 3
The Gist: Hey-yo! The Tigers showed no mercy on Justin Masterson, the Indians, Eric Wedge or the drum-beat guy. Instead, they dropped 11 runs on Cleveland — thanks to a pair of Carlos Guillen homers and a 440-foot missile from Miguel Cabrera — and Rick Porcello (14-9) was sturdy in five innings of work. Guillen finished with three hits and four other Tigers had two hits.
The Quote: “It’s good to have him back.” — Jim Leyland on Guillen.
The Stat: 1.80 — Porcello’s ERA in four starts against Cleveland this season.
Magic Number: 9
Up Next: Tigers @ Indians
Justin Verlander (16-9, 3.44 ERA) vs. Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 9.64)
Follow The Daily Fungo on Twitter: @DailyFungo