Due to our powerful obsession with memories of the Cleveland Indians being awesome, Always The Jake is celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Streak by doing a brief recap of each game. Check back each day prior to game time to see the details of the game that took place one year ago that day!
Opponent: Detroit Tigers
Location: Comerica Park
Player of the Game: Roberto Perez (2 hits, solo homer, 3 RBI)
Season Record: 77-56
Streak Run Differential: +47
With the way Clevinger was dealing early on, it was clear from the outset who’d be taking the nightcap of this doubleheader. After Sunshine retired the side in order in the bottom of the first inning, Urshela gifted him with all the run support he’d need by driving in Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall with a two-out single off Buck Farmer in the top of the second inning.
The Indians put the game out of reach with a three-run fourth inning that included a two-RBI single by Perez, and a five-run sixth capped the scoring. Dan Otero, Kyle Crockett and Nick Goody combined to shut the Tigers down in the game’s final three innings after Clevinger completed six scoreless with six strikeouts while allowing just three hits and a walk.