The Cleveland Guardians fell to the Detroit TIgers on the road Thursday night by a final score of 4-3. The loss for Cleveland marks a three-game losing streak, along with losses in four of the last five games.
For Cleveland (18-23), catcher Luke Maile got the first run of the game for the Guardians with an RBI double in the 3rd inning, with second baseman Owen Miller hitting a two-run single that same inning to deadlock the game at 3-3. Starting pitcher Konnor Pilkington went 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and four walks, while allowing seven hits and three earned runs. Relief pitcher Trevor Stephan got the loss for going 0.1 inning and allowing two hits and one run, which was the game winning run in the 9th inning.
For Detroit (16-28), shortstop Javier Baez got the first run of the ball game with an RBI single in the top of the 1st inning, while second baseman Jonathan Schoop hit a sacrifice fly and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI single in the 2nd inning. The game stayed deadlocked at 3-3 for sometime, but the future Hall of Fame inductee in Cabrera hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th to win the game at 4-3. Starting pitcher Tarik Skubal went 7.0 innings and had five strikeouts and a walk, while allowing five hits and three earned runs. Closer Gregory Soto got the win for going 1.0 inning and getting a strikeout and only allowing one hit in the 9th inning.
The Guardians will be on the road in Detroit again to take on the Tigers on Friday, May 27th, with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m.