Indians 4W: Betancourt (3-3)
L: Robertson (6-13)
S: Wickman (37)Tigers 2
Aaron Boone hit a two-run homer, and Casey Blake and Coco Crisp had solo shots to help Cleveland move into the wild-card lead by winning at home in a makeup game from a rainout.
The Indians moved a half game in front of the Yankees, who lost to the Devil Rays. Boone's homer tied it 2-2 in the fifth inning before Blake and Crisp connected in the sixth. The Indians have won four in a row, 12 of 14 and are 15-5 since Aug. 18. The Tigers have lost eight straight.
DetroitABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals35291510 -- Polanco 2b411010.331Shelton 1b513101.300IRodriguez c500003.287MOrdonez rf402011.326DYoung lf401000.267CPena dh101020.237Monroe ph-dh000010.276Inge 3b400001.261Infante ss401001.227Granderson cf400003.240ClevelandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals2845424 -- Sizemore cf400001.284Crisp lf411100.298JhPeralta ss400001.281THafner dh100021.305Belliard 2b312000.282JHernandez 1b300000.233Broussard 1b000000.253Boone 3b311200.243Bard c300001.185Blake rf311100.245Detroit
200000000 -- 290Cleveland
00002200x -- 451 E: Belliard (12). LOB: Detroit 11, Cleveland 2. 2B: Polanco (15), Shelton (20), Infante (28), Belliard 2 (32). HR: Crisp (12), off Robertson; Blake (20), off Robertson; Boone (14), off Robertson. RBI: Shelton (47), Crisp (57), Boone 2 (51), Blake (48). SB: Infante (7). GIDP: Inge, Belliard.
DP: Detroit 1 (Infante, Polanco and Shelton); Cleveland 2 (JHernandez and Belliard), (Boone, Bard and JHernandez).
DetroitIP HRERBBSONPERARobertson, L7 544241034.36CreekC0000076.88SpurlingB0000053.38ClevelandIP HRERBBSONPERAMillwood5 721461103.11Betancourt, W1C20001263.16Sauerbeck0 0001043.41Howry1B00002142.58Wickman, S1 0000192.73 Sauerbeck pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Inherited runners-scored: Sauerbeck 2-0, Howry 3-0.
T: 2:48. A: 20,363 (43,405).