Tigers' Jurrjens Aces Indians

Detroit takes first of crucial series to move within half game of division lead
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2007 12:40 AM CDT
Tigers' Jurrjens Aces Indians
Cleveland Indians' Franklin Gutierrez smacks a two-run homer off Detroit Tigers pitcher Jair Jurrjens in the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, in Cleveland. The Indians won 5-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)   (Associated Press)

Detroit's Jair Jurrjens posted a masterful one-hit performance last night as the Tigers bested Cleveland 2-1. In only his second Major League Baseball performance, Jurrjens threw a no-hitter into the sixth before Jhonny Peralta's homer gave the Indians their sole run. Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen smashed back-to back dingers to pull Detroit within a half game of the division lead.

Last night's outing was the first in a crucial three-game series between the rivals. With big-gun closer Joel Zumaya back from the disabled list, the Tigers hope they can seize the opportunity to dethrone the Tribe. Meanwhile, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said injured lefty Andrew Miller will be healthy in time to take on the Yankees Friday. (More Jair Jurrjens stories.)

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