Louis Coleman (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning, and Shane Greene, pitching for the fourth straight day, worked the ninth for his ninth save. Nicholas Castellanos also homered for Detroit. In 19 games against divisional foes, Tigers starters have an ERA of 3.67 and the bullpen's ERA is 3.72. In his career, he has gone 20-23 with a 4.21 ERA in 64 games (59 starts) on the road and 9-9 with a 4.27 ERA in 24 starts during May, plus 16-14 with a 3.61 ERA in 49 games (43 starts) in the daytime, while against the Tigers he has gone 5-5 with a 7.26 ERA in 14 games (13 starts), including 2-1 with a 6.38 ERA in four games (three starts) here at Comerica Park. It was the second straight day the Tigers won despite fielding a patchwork lineup. That makes this series important for both squads and they did take game one of it by a score of 6-3. Then the Tigers made Carrasco's outing hard. "Whoever's on the mound has to throw the ball over the plate", Goodrum said.
Mets' Juan Lagares went 4 for 5 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in a rout of the Blue Jays.
Tigers Detroit was without 1B Miguel Cabrera (right hamstring strain), 3B Jeimer Candelario (left wrist tendinitis) and OF Leonys Martin (left hamstring strain), all of whom are on the disabled list.
Jose Ramirez hit his 13th homer of the season for Cleveland, but the AL Central-leading Indians fell back to.500 and are only two games ahead of Detroit. They had lost their last 11 games to their division rival.
"Teams have been very aggressive against me in my last two starts, but especially tonight", Carrasco said. "But that never creeps in my mind when I'm on the field or off the field, or anything like that". I don't expect their bullpen to do that consistently. Reininger walked Michael Brantley to put runners on first and second with one out.
Tigers reliever Daniel Stumpf wriggled out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. He singled and scored in the first, drilled a solo home run off Ryan Carpenter in the fifth and singled again in the ninth. It was his third homer in two games.
Home runs sink Indians against Tigers (UPDATED)
Third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor have led Cleveland's hitters.
After Dan Otero gave up a run and left two on for Miller in the seventh, Jones and Pete Kozma hit back-to-back RBI doubles before walks by Victor Martinez and Niko Goodrum loaded the bases with two outs.
In one sense, the Tigers are.
It was 8-6 at that point and manager Terry Francona summoned Miller, who had recently come off the disabled list.
Goodrum was drafted in the second round in 2010 by Minnesota, but his big league debut didn't come until previous year with the Twins.
"We're real good friends". "I couldn't wait to give it to him".