What started out as a continuation of how the team played in Chicago turned the other way in one play.
David Huff, who was facing the Tigers for the first time in his young career, made easy work of them through the first four innings, but ran into some trouble in the fifth. Still, the Tigers weren't mashing his pitches, and if Jhonny Peralta doesn't make the crucial throwing error, Huff could have kept it a 2-1 game into the late innings.
The other side of the coin was the inability of the offense to score on Rick Porcello and the Tiger bullpen. The Indians scored two runs on Porcello through five innings, but couldn't get to Detroit's bullpen, even with some golden opportunities.
|Highest WPA||Lowest WPA|
|Grady Sizemore||.051||David Huff||-.219|
|Luis Valbuena||.027||Shin-Soo Choo||-.124|
|Travis Hafner||.020||Andy Marte||-.085|