MLB: Detroit 5, Cleveland 3
Adam Everett and Curtis Granderson had two RBIs apiece and Rick Porcello (3-3) turned in a solid start in Detroit’s 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday.
Porcello held Cleveland to one run on five hits and struck out five over five innings before turning the ball over to a bullpen that has allowed just three runs in the past 31 innings.
Jeff Larish added a solo home run for the Tigers, who swept the three-game series in Cleveland and have won six of their last eight.
Anthony Reyes (1-1) took the loss after giving up all five runs on seven hits over five innings. Jhonny Peralta had three hits an scored two runs for the Tribe.
The Tigers scored four runs off Reyes in the second. Larish opened the scoring with his solo home run to right. Reyes then loaded the bases before giving up an RBI sacrifice fly to Everett and a two-run single to Granderson.
Grady Sizemore singled in Peralta in the home half of the fourth to make it 4-1. It was the first run the anemic Indians offense had generated in 20 2/3 innings.
Everett made it 5-1 in the fourth with an RBI single.
Cleveland added two more runs in the bottom of the ninth on Cabrera’s RBI double followed up by a wild pitch from Fernando Rodney.