Indians snap Tigers' three-game winning streak
Carl Pavano knew he wasn't at his best in the first few innings Saturday night.
His teammates kept him in the game until he got rolling.
Pavano took advantage of three early double plays and three early runs and helped the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4.
"When things go your way early in a game, you can build some momentum," said Pavano, who allowed seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks. "I got some runs and the guys made some great plays behind me, and I was able to go from there."
Pavano didn't allow a run after the second inning, but needed some help to get out of the third. The Tigers had runners on first and third with one out when Clete Thomas took off with Ryan Raburn at the plate.
Raburn struck out, and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera cut off Victor Martinez's throw to second in order to catch Marcus Thames trying for a delayed steal of home.