The Tigers got broomed out of Cleveland yesterday, losing their twi-night doubleheader 4-to-0 and 4-to-3, giving the Indians a sweep of the 3-game series. Max Scherzer was saddled with the loss in the opener while in the nightcap, Justin Verlander fanned 10, but allowed all four runs through seven innings of duty to absorb the defeat.
Detroit announced yesterday that MVP candidate first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who sat out yesterday’s games, won’t play at Baltimore. Cabrera suffered a high ankle sprain Monday against the Indians. He wrapped up his season with a .328 batting average, 45 doubles, a career-high 38 home runs and an MLB-leading 126 RBI’s in 150 games.
The Tigers will now be aiming to finish with a winning record this season with Wednesday’s losses dropping them to 80-and-78. With all the playoff spots claimed in the American League, it's now just a matter of who will win the East. Tampa Bay maintained its half-game lead on the New York Yankees as both teams lost Wednesday.
The Rays were beaten 2-0 in their home finale against Baltimore. The Yankees suffered an 8-4 defeat at Toronto. The Rays close the regular season with four games in Kansas City starting tonight while the Yankees play three games in Boston beginning on Friday.
The White Sox last night beat the Red Sox 5-to-2 in Chicago while the Cubs lost 3-to-0 at San Diego.