Apparently all the Tigers need is Justin Verlander and Curtis Granderson.
Verlander went the distance for the complete game shutout, all while striking out 11 and allowing only 2 hits. His second strong performance in a row, and if anybody doubts Rick Knapp was a good hire, these last two starts by JV speak volumes about Knapp.
Ok I lied, Verlander actually gave up a 3rd hit. It was a HR to Grady Sizemore that went over the fence in centerfield. Now here's where this Curtis Granderson fella comes in. A perfectly timed leap, and the walk-off home run turned into the 2nd out in the 9th. Granderson also scored the only run of the game. A 4 pitch walk, a stolen base (aided by a terrible throw by Kelly Shoppach), the patented runner-advancing Polanco groundball, and a double-clutch on a groundball to 2nd and Granderson had scored. Poor Cliff Lee.
Tigers 1 Indians 0
W: Verlander (3-2)
L: Lee (1-5)
W - L
15 - 13