7:05 PM ET, June 9, 2008
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
DETROIT (AP) -- Dontrelle Willis backpedaled quickly to get to the mound after many of his errant pitches.
• Dontrelle Willis (right) became just the third pitcher since 1956 to give up eight earned runs on three or fewer hits, according to STATS Inc.
• The eight earned runs matched a career high. He had done it three times previously, most recently on May 1, 2006 against Philadelphia.
• Willis hasn't made it past five innings in any start this season.
• Indians starter Cliff Lee became the AL's first 10-game winner of '08. Lee, who won just five games last season, improved to 7-1 on the road.
-- ESPN Research
The other two pitchers who gave up eight earned runs on three or fewer hits since 1956 were Randy Johnson and Kerry Wood. ... Willis give up eight earned runs for the fourth time in his career. ... Leyland went to watch RHPs Joel Zumaya (shoulder) and Fernando Rodney (shoulder) throw Sunday night at Triple-A Toledo and was encouraged, saying he expects them in the "very near future" to pitch for the Tigers. ... Leyland started Brandon Inge for Ivan Rodriguez behind the plate and plans to alternate them. "I'm going to catch these guys every other day for a while," Leyland said. "If they do good, I'm going to keep doing it." ... The Indians gave CF Grady Sizemore the night off. ... The Indians recalled IF Josh Barfield from Triple-A Buffalo and sent down IF Asdurbal Cabrera. ... Detroit DH Gary Sheffield (oblique) is expected to take batting practice Tuesday. ... Tigers IF Michael Hollimon made his major league debut.
Regular Season Series
|Cleveland leads 11-7 (as of Mon 6/9)|
|Wed 4/16||DET 13, @CLE 2||Recap|
|Thu 4/17||@CLE 11, DET 1||Recap|
|Fri 6/6||CLE 4, @DET 2||Recap|
|Sat 6/7||@DET 8, CLE 4||Recap|
|Sun 6/8||@DET 5, CLE 2||Recap|
|» Mon 6/9||CLE 8, @DET 2||Box Score|
|Tue 7/8||@DET 9, CLE 2||Recap|
|Wed 7/9||@DET 8, CLE 6||Recap|
|Mon 7/28||@CLE 5, DET 0||Recap|
|Tue 7/29||DET 8, @CLE 5||Recap|
|Wed 7/30||DET 14, @CLE 12||Recap|
|Thu 7/31||@CLE 9, DET 4||Recap|
|Mon 8/25||CLE 4, @DET 3||Recap|
|Tue 8/26||CLE 10, @DET 4||Recap|
|Wed 8/27||CLE 9, @DET 7||Recap|
|Fri 9/19||@CLE 6, DET 5||Recap|
|Sat 9/20||@CLE 6, DET 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/21||@CLE 10, DET 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Indians | Tigers|
|1st||R Garko homered to left, B Francisco and V Martinez scored.||3||0|
|2nd||K Shoppach homered to left, C Blake scored.||5||0|
|2nd||R Garko hit by pitch, F Gutierrez scored, B Francisco to third, V Martinez to second.||6||0|
|2nd||J Peralta singled to shallow center, B Francisco scored, V Martinez to third, R Garko to second.||7||0|
|2nd||S Choo hit sacrifice fly to right, V Martinez scored, R Garko to third.||8||0|
|4th||E Renteria singled to left, C Guillen scored, B Clevlen to third.||8||1|
|4th||P Polanco doubled to left, B Clevlen scored, E Renteria to third.||8||2|
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|Stadium||Comerica Park, Detroit, MI|
|Attendance||38,440 (93.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||83 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Tim Mcclelland, Third Base - Mike Dimuro|