Indians Game Information, July 25
CLEVELAND INDIANS (49-48, 3rd, -3.0 G) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (52-45)
RHP Derek Lowe (8-8, 5.04) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (9-5, 4.61)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: WKYC Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
RECORD KEEPING: Cleveland has the 9th-best winning pct. in the A.L. at 49-48, T16th in majors…after a 1-4 start to 2012, the Indians have gone 48-44 (.522) over their last 92 games beginning April 13, which is T7th-best winning pct. in the A.L. in that span and T12th-best in the majors.
SERIES STUFF: Cleveland has gone 14-14-3 in 31 series overall in 2012 (6-8-2 at home; 8-6-2 on the road), losing 9 of the last 16 series (5-9-2)…the Indians are winless over their last 4 series a (0-2-2) following consecutive series wins, although the Indians are 2-1-1 over the last 4 series at Progressive Field…the Tribe has executed 4 series sweeps this season, while being swept by an opponent 4 times.
YOUR OLD MOTOWN RECORDS: The Indians improved to 6-1 against Detroit in 2012 with last night’s win, this after entering the season on the heels of a 10-game losing streak against their A.L. Central division rivals…Cleveland is 95-54 all-time against Detroit in games played at Progressive Field (4-0 in 2012), winning 17 of the last 21 meetings on the shores of Lake Erie…5 of those 6 wins have been by a one- or two-run margin, while VINNIE PESTANO (1 win, 5 holds) & CHRIS PEREZ (6 saves) have appeared in all 6 victories…in 7 games against Detroit this season, the Indians
bullpen is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA (3 ER/20.0 IP), 6 saves and a .147 (10-68) opponents’ average (15 strikeouts, 6 walks).