Tigers blast by Cleveland in 6-4 triumph

Gary Knotts didn't have a great start, but unlike Wednesday night when the bullpen couldn't hold the lead, they held on this time for a 6-4 victory, as they took 2 of 3 from Cleveland at Jacobs Field. Eric Munson had a big game at the plate, and a few other hitters chipped in with key hits to help lead the way to a win.

Gary Knotts didn't turn in his best start of the year, although he's had worse. Unfortunately, despite winning the game, he took a no decision, as he couldn't make it out of the 5th inning.

For the game, he went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. But the bullpen then came in, and using 5 relievers they were able to hold Cleveland to just 1 run over the final 4 1/3 innings to seal the victory. Jamie Walker got the victory, while Esteban Yan, who blew a 1-run lead on Wednesday night, pitched a perfect 9th to get his 4th save of the year.

C.C. Sabathia also didn't have a great start for Cleveland, as he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. Sabathia took the loss, falling to 11-10 for the year.

At the plate, Eric Munson led the way. He kicked off the scoring with a 2-run Home Run in the 2nd inning, and later scored again in the 5th off a double from Ryan Raburn. Omar Infante also had a 2-run Home Run, and Nook Logan's triple in the 9th scored Marcus Thames, adding an insurance run.

For Cleveland, Travis Hafner hit a solo Home Run, and Ben Broussard added 2 hits and an RBI.

After taking 2 of 3 from the Indians, the Tigers will try and win another series against another division foe, this time the Chicago White Sox. The 3-game series in Chicago kicks off on Friday night at 8:05pm. Nate Robertson faces Jason Grilli.


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