Cleveland (WOIO) - It had been awhile since the Detroit Tigers won a game at Progressive Field. Justin Verlander was the last Tigers pitcher to do it. That was 13 losses ago, but not coincidentally, Verlander was the one to snap the streak on Thursday night, as the Tigers held off the Indians, 4-3.
The Tigers scored the first four runs of the game, including three runs in the second off Fausto Carmona, before the Indians answered with three of their own.
Carlos Santana's 18th home run of the season put the Tribe on the board in the second, and Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run double in the third cut it to 4-3, but that's all the Indians were going to get, managing just one more hit the rest of the way.
With the loss, the Indians fall three games back of Detroit in the Central, with the Twins in town on Friday night.