Michael Brantley had himself a phenomenal day at the plate, totaling a career-best five RBIs and hitting two home runs, as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers today to the tune of 9-6. The Indians are now 46-42 on the year while the Tigers are 48-39.
Detroit has dominated Cleveland this season, having won eight times (including a 7-0 trouncing on Friday). Cleveland appeared to have this game in the bag after leading the game 6-1 before the seventh inning, but Torii Hunter had other plans. The 37-year-old drove in four runs, including hitting a three-run homer run in the eighth inning to tie the game 6-6. Miguel Cabrera also had a big game for the Tigers, going 4-4 with a home run, his 28th of the season, in the first inning.
Brantley was not to be denied, though. His two-run home run in the eighth inning off Al Alburquerque broke the tied ballgame. The Indians added another run in the inning thanks to a sacrifice fly by Drew Stubbs.
The two teams play again tomorrow, with the unstoppable Max Scherzer, 13-0 on the season, taking the mound for the Tigers. He has already between the Indians twice the season and is looking to become the first player since Roger Clemens in 1986 to start a season 14-0.