Carmona, Offense Key Indians Win

Tigers ace Verlander tumbles to 0-3 in four starts after 11-1 romp
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2008 11:38 PM CDT
Cleveland Indians catcher Victor Martinez, right, hugs relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt after the Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 11-1.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Fausto Carmona allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings, Ryan Garko and Travis Hafner hit two-run homers, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 11-1. Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander remained winless in four starts, falling to 0-3. He allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings, with four walks and one strikeout.

The loss snapped the Tigers' season-high three-game winning streak. Carmona (2-1), who walked eight in 3 1-3 innings in his last start against Oakland, gave up seven hits, struck out two and walked one. Jason Michaels drove in three runs while Garko, Hafner, and Jamey Carroll had two RBIs apiece for the Indians, who had lost six of seven.