Mitch Talbot pitched seven shutout innings, striking out five and not walking a batter. Meanwhile, the Indians roughed up Max Scherzer for four runs on eight hits in five innings. Shin-Soo Choo had another outstanding game, going three-for-four with a line-drive two-run homer. He also collected his AL-high fourteenth assist when he doubled Brandon Inge off first base.
The Indians have now won seven straight against the Tigers, and will have the opportunity to win their eighth in about 20 minutes.