On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the Cleveland Guardians took a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in game 2 of a 3 game series in Cleveland; placing them back in second place in the American League Central team standings.
For Cleveland (17-19), third baseman Jose Ramirez kicked off the Guardians’ 1-0 lead, in the 1st inning, with a sacrifice fly to center field giving Steven Kwan a chance to score. The second run of the game, and what would come to be the final score of the game, came in the bottom of the 8th inning when shortstop Amed Rosario hit a triple into left field, scoring Will Brennan who was on second base. Pitcher Shane Bieber took his third win of the season with 9 strikeouts, 7 hits, and 1 walk in 6 innings.
For Detroit (16-19), the Tigers had 9 hits and 3 walks being held scoreless by the Guardians. Starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen suffered his second loss this season giving up 5 hits and 3 runs, and pitched 3 strikeouts in his seven innings on the mound.
The Guardians will conclude their series with the Tigers tomorrow afternoon, May 10th, with game time scheduled for 1:10 p.m.