Tigers hand Tribe third straight defeat

After a superb first two outings in which he allowed only three runs combined, Jake Westbrook had an uncharacteristically rough start Friday night, giving up five runs in six innings as the Tribe lost to the Tigers 5-1. Conversely, Tiger starter Kenny Rogers was very sharp, giving up only one run through eight. The lone Indians run came in the sixth when Eduardo Perez grounded into a double play, scoring Hafner.

Being a sinkerball pitcher, it’s unlike Westbrook to give up three home runs in a game. He missed his spots over the plate and Detroit made him and and the Tribe pay.

“I just got carried away with trying to throw the ball too hard,” he said. “You can’t make bad pitches against that team.”

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