Six-Run Fifth Inning Sends Detroit to Another Win; Tigers 7, Indians 3
Mike B. | On 24, Jun 2015
Danny Salazar dropped a slow roller that could have been potentially an inning-ending double play in the fifth inning and the Detroit Tigers capitalized on it, plating six runs. It broke a 1-1 tie and gave Detroit a 7-1 lead which would be enough to cruise to a 7-3 victory.
Jason Kipnis had four more hits in the Indians 7-3 loss to Detroit, and is now hitting .354, tops in the AL. He singled in the first and third, then doubled in the seventh and ninth.
Kipnis is hitting an incredible .416 over 48 games since May 1, with 30 extra-base hits in that stretch. He has an 18-game hit streak, the longest of his career, and has a 27-game hit streak at Progressive Field, tied for the longest in ballpark history.
Since the start of 2013, Detroit is now 35-13 against Cleveland, winning 16 of their last 19 games and is 20-5 at Progressive Field since 2013 and has won 11 of last 12 meetings. Cleveland has dropped 5 of 7 and 10 of its last 15 games and are now just 13-22 within the division this season. Cleveland drops to 2-9 against Detroit this season, having lost all 5 contests at Progressive Field.
W: David Price (7-2)
L: Danny Salazar (6-3)
HR: Austin Romine (2, 3rd inning off Salazar 0 on, 0 Out).
Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Photo