Verlander dominates Tribe

The Tribe bats were silent (again) on Tuesday, but this time through no fault of their own. Justin Verlander was simply dominant, holding the Tribe hitless through 7 1/3.

Orlando Cabrera finally broke up the no-hitter in the 8th and Carlos Santana added another hit in the 9th, but Verlander still finished with a 12 K, 2-hit shutout.

Verlander joings three former Cy Young winners and a first-ballot Hall of Famer as the only five pitchers in the last 90 seasons to allow two or fewer hits while striking out at least 12 in a shutout against the Indians. And only Verlander and Gaylord Perry did so while walking just one batter.

It was also Verlander’s 5th career 10-strikeout game against the Tribe, tied for the 7th most in the baseball-reference era (since 1919). Roger Clemens leads the way with 11, followed by Pedro Martinez and Camilo Pascual, who later finished his career in Cleveland in 1971, with eight 10-strikeout games.

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