Asdrubal Cabrera scored on Al Alburquerque bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Mike Aviles hit a two-run double in the second when the Indians scored four runs off Verlander (5-3), who didn’t settle in until the damage was already done.
Getting hit in the face is never fun. Getting hit in the face on national TV is even worse.
Detroit’s J.D. Martinez hit a pinch-hit homer in the ninth to tie it 4-all, but the Tigers couldn’t muster more magic in extra innings.
Indians manager Terry Francona has made several lineup changes in an attempt to turn around the team’s struggling offense.
The Cleveland Indians’ winless road trip was mercifully brief — just six games.
That game will begin at 1:08 p.m., while the second game of the doubleheader will start at 7:08 p.m.
“I felt like I was finishing pitches a lot better,” Nathan said.
Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers after striking out in the third inning.
Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.