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Published: Wednesday, 9/29/2010

Talbot tops Tigers, Indians win first game of doubleheader


CLEVELAND — Mitch Talbot pitched seven strong innings to close his rookie year with a win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer off Max Scherzer (12-10) in the third inning. Shin-Soo Choo added a two-run shot in the fifth.

Talbot (10-13) gave up five hits and struck out five without a walk. He earned only his third win in 13 starts since beating Cincinnati in an interleague game on June 27.

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