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DETROIT (1660 THE FAN) – Max Scherzer didn’t make it through the fifth inning Wednesday as Detroit remained winless against Cleveland this year, falling 9-6 in the second of three games with the Indians.
A sputtering Scherzer gave eight runs, five earned, on seven hits in 4.1 innings. He struck out two and surrendered as many home runs to the Tribe, dropping Detroit six games below .500 first time since 2008.
Michael Brantley blasted a three run homerun off of Scherzer in the opening frame. The Tribe added six runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Detroit’s first run came off the bat of Don Kelly, blasting his first homerun over right center field in the third inning. Miguel Cabrera added a solo shot of his own, his 12th of the season, in the fourth frame.
Trailing 8-2, the Tigers posted four runs in the fifth inning, sparked by a Quitin Berry double, scoring Jhonny Peralta. Ramon Santiago grounded out on the next pitch, but scored Bryan Holaday. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder accounted for the final two runs for Detroit, scoring runners on RBI base hits, but the comeback would end there.
In his first major league appearance, Holaday went 1-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. He started at catcher with Alex Avila on the 15-day DL and Gerald Laird hobbling.
Casey Crosby will try to propel Detroit to their first win over Cleveland in 2012 this afternoon. Broadcast time on AM 590 WKZO is 12:40 pm.