INDIANS 6, TIGERS 4
Detroit got lucky—actually it caught a base runner napping with a move straight out of Little League—and still couldn't kill Cleveland's game-winning rally. With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning, two outs and Indians runners at first and third, Tigers reliever Danny Patterson trapped Jolbert Cabrera off first base by faking a throw to third, whirling and throwing to first. Cabrera got into what had the makings of an inning-ending rundown. However, instead of nailing Cabrera by running him back to first, Detroit shortstop Deivi Cruz turned to check on Cleveland's Kenny Lofton as he danced off third. Cruz's hesitation allowed Cabrera to slide into first safely, and Lofton retreated to third without drawing a throw. American League batting leader Roberto Alomar then doubled to drive home both teammates with what proved to be the winning runs.