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[September 02, 2014]
Tigers 12, Indians 1: Miguel Cabrera
snapped a career-long, 27-game homer drought by belting a pair during a
four-hit effort as visiting Detroit rolled over Cleveland in the opener
of a four-game series.
Cabrera knocked in three runs and scored four times and Victor
Martinez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer while J.D. Martinez and
Tyler Collins also went deep for the Tigers. David Price (13-10)
allowed one run, eight hits and struck out eight over seven innings
as Detroit remained one-half game behind Kansas City in the American
League Central while increasing its lead to 1 1/2 games over Seattle
in the wild card race.
Cleveland ace Corey Kluber (13-9) lost his third consecutive start,
yielding five runs on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings – his shortest
outing of the season. Michael Bourn and Lonnie Chisenhall each
collected a pair of hits for the Indians, who trail the Royals by 4
1/2 games in the division and the Tigers by four for the second
Ian Kinsler opened the game with a triple and trotted home when
Cabrera launched an 0-1 pitch from Kluber over the left-field fence.
After Carlos Santana’s RBI double in the bottom of the first, Victor
Martinez belted a two-run shot to right-center in the third and J.D.
Martinez followed with a solo blast to right for a 5-1 lead.
The Tigers added to their lead in the seventh, loading the bases
against Zach McAllister before Alex Avila and Eugenio Suarez
delivered RBI singles against Nick Hagadone. Cabrera hit his 19th
homer in the eighth while Nick Castellanos notched his third hit and
Avila singled in his second run later in the frame.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera, who was rested Sunday with a sore right
ankle, recorded his 29th multi-homer game and has registered at
least four hits in a game 36 times. … Detroit OF Steven Moya notched
his first major-league hit and scored on Collins’ three-run blast in
ninth inning – his first big-league homer. … Cleveland INF-OF Mike
Aviles left the game in the fourth due to illness while the Indians
activated DH Jason Giambi from the 60-day disabled list and he
struck out in the ninth.
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