Gary Knotts had a good start on Tuesday night, and Nate Robertson followed it up with a good start on Wednesday.
But, much like Knotts' start, Robertson quickly saw the bullpen squander his small 3-2 lead. Robertson pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, with 3 strikeouts.
But then Wilfredo Ledezma came on and get roughed up in the 7th, being tagged for 5 Indian runs in just 2/3 of an inning.
Due to the big outbreak in the 7th, Jake Westbrook would get the win for Cleveland. He went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs. It was his 13th win on the year.
The offense got big games from a few games, but off games from plenty more. Dmitri Young and Craig Monroe continue to lead the way in the middle of the lineup, as each had 3 hits, scoring 3 runs combined. Young also had an RBI. Carlos Pena and Bobby Higginson stepped it up in the 9th though as they led the comeback charge, each blasting Home Runs - it was Higginson's 11th, Pena's 25th. Brandon Inge also drove in 2 runs for the Tigers.
Matt Lawton, Josh Phelps and Jhonny Peralta each drove in 2 runs a piece for Cleveland.
The Tigers, still battling their way to the finish line, albeit with a banged up roster, now sits at 68-83. The team gets a much needed day off on Thursday, before heading to Baltimore for a 3-game series. Jason Johnson will go up against his former team on Friday night, facing Bruce Chen. Game time is 7:05pm.