Mike Maroth continues to be steady for the Tigers, as he turned in another solid performance for the team against Cleveland on Monday night.
Maroth pitched 6 2/3 innings, never giving up a run, while allowing 6 hits and 2 walks to go with 3 strikeouts. He's now tied for the team lead with 12 wins. Al Levine and Jamie Walker each got holds, while Esteban Yan got the final 4 outs for his 6th save.
Indians' starter Scott Elarton certainly didn't pitch poorly, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings. But on a day where Maroth was on, 3 runs allowed wasn't going to get the job done.
For the Indians, Travis Hafner drove in the team's lone run, a single off Jamie Walker, right after Walker replaced Levine in the 8th.
With the win, the Tigers got their 68th win of the season, giving them 25 more than they had in 2003. Plus, they still have 13 games left to continue to improve on that.
First off is two more games with the Indians. Gary Knotts will go up against Francisco Cruceta, who will make his big league debut for the Indians. Game time is 7:05pm.