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Indians Take 3-1 Lead Into 8th Inning

The Tigers got off to a 1-0 lead tonight after Carlos Guillen drove in Miguel Cabrera in the second inning, but that has been it for Detroit's offense. Outside of that 10-run game against the Athletics the other day, the Tigers' bats have been pretty quiet lately, and tonight has been no different so far. In all, Detroit only has five hits tonight, as Cleveland's Jake Westbrook has pitched pretty well and shut down most of the lineup.

The Indians haven't done a ton offensively, but they got a home run in both the fifth and sixth innings. Russell Branyan sent a Jeremy Bonderman pitch yard to tie the game in the fifth, and then Shin-Soo Choo gave Cleveland the lead with a homer of his own an inning later.  Cleveland got an insurance run in the eighth when Mark Grudzielanek sent a ball past a diving Brandon Inge. Travis Hafner scored on the play, putting the Indians on top 3-1.