DET: LHP Mike Maroth
11-12, 4.98 ERA in 2005
2-0, 2.13 ERA vs. CLE in 2005 CLE: LHP Cliff Lee
14-4, 3.93 ERA in 2005
ד-1, 8.47 ERA vs. DET in 2004 Player to watch
Maroth vs. Cleveland: Left-handers have been tough on the Tribe, and Maroth has been as tough as anybody. He's beaten the Indians twice, so they should have a sense of what Maroth can do. He and the Tigers are no strangers, after all. Quotable
"I just think he was a guy that stuck with it. He knows he's a good hitter; we know he's a good hitter. He just kept doing the work." -- Indians manager Eric Wedge, on the heavy hitting of catcher Victor Martinez On the Internet
Official game notes On television
DET: WXYT 1270 AM
CLE: WTAM 1100 AM
Ben Broussard's solo homer in the fifth on Monday was his 14th of the season. It was Broussard's second off a left-hander this season. ... In his last two outings, right-hander Scott Elarton has given up 14 runs in 6 2/3 innings. ... Bob Howry pitched another scoreless inning for the Tribe on Monday. Howry hasn't allowed a run in his last 12 appearances, which ties a season high for the Tribe. ... Bob Wickman picked up his 35th save in Monday's win with a scoreless ninth, while Fernando Cabrera picked up his second win of the season. ... The Indians are 46-2 when they score six runs or more.
Friday: at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. ET
Saturday: at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. ET
Justice B. Hill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.