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May 2, 2009 Morning RoundUp

By jcfortun Published: May 2, 2009

If only they could get that bullpen straightened out as well.

On Friday Carl Pavano and the offense already built a big enough lead so the bullpen couldn't blow it, but they still tried in a 6-5 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Put April behind us, it's a new month, wrote Sheldon Ocker. 

Pavano pitched 7 1/3 innings, his longest outing in four years, and allowed two runs on five hits.

"Pavano pretty much controlled us," (Tigers manager Jim) Leyland (told "He just used both sides of the plate. Nothing fancy. He used both sides of the plate and threw strikes." 

So did Rafael Perez and Jensen Lewis in relief during the eighth inning. The Tigers just clobbered them.   Miguel Cabrera sent a 3-1 Lewis offering over the fence for a three-run home run that brought the score to 6-5.

Lewis has allowed six home runs this season in 12 2/3 innings this year. It's a good thing Kerry Wood was dominant in the ninth for his fifth save of the season. 


-- Aaron Laffey will be on the bump for today's nationally televised game against the Tigers. Despite the Indians struggles, Laffey is quick to point out that six of their 14 losses have come by one or two runs. 

-- The Indians called up some guy named laPorta. Luis Valbuena and Josh Barfield are both in town now too (well in Detroit for the time being, but you get the idea). Scroll down to read Sheldon's post on the three roster moves.

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