Going for the sweep?

That’s right. With Saturday’s 8-5 win over the Tigers, the Indians actually have a shot at a sweep. They enjoyed a fun fifth, scoring six in the inning and beating Tiger rookie sensation Justin Verlander. Jake Westbrook went seven innings and got his 11th win of the season. The Indians got two in the third thanks to RBIs by Jason Michaels and Travis Hafner before exploding three innings later. Ryan Garko and Joe Inglett delivered the key runs in the sixth. Garko doubled, scoring two, and Inglett tripled, allowing two more to cross home plate. Before the Tigers knew it, they were down 8-5 by the end of the inning.

The bullpen did what it’s supposed to do once again. Jason Davis pitched a scoreless eighth and Tom Mastny entered the ninth and saved his third game in three chances. Tribe relievers are currently holding a streak of 10 1/3 innings pitched without giving up a run, allowing only three hits during that span.

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