The Cleveland Guardians were able to defeat the Detroit Tigers on the road on Wednesday night by a final score of 3-2. The win for Cleveland marks the fourth straight, as well as it being the fifth straight and seventh overall win against Detroit.
For Cleveland (58-52), All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez got the Guardians on the board early in the 1st inning with an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead. Later in the 2nd inning, rookie outfielder Will Benson got his first career hit and RBI with an RBI single, while outfielder Myles Straw grounded into a fielder’s choice to extend the lead to 3-0. Starting pitcher Aaron Civale went 4.0 innings, striking out four batters and allowing three hits for two earned runs. Relief pitcher Bryan Shaw got his fifth win on the season for going 1.0 inning and striking out two batters, while closer Emmanuel Clase got his 26th save of the season in the 9th inning.
For Detroit (43-69), first baseman Harold Castro hit an RBI single and catcher Eric Haase hit an RBI double in the 4th inning to cut the lead to 3-2. The Tigers had an opportunity to take the lead in the 8th inning with the bases loaded, but were unable to get any runs in the situation and fell to Cleveland by a final score of 3-2. Starting pitcher Drew Hutchison suffered his sixth loss of the season for going 5.0 innings, striking out three batters and allowing eight hits for three earned runs.
The Guardians will be on the road to finish this series against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, August 11th, with first pitch set for 1:10 p.m.