CLEVELAND, OH (WTVB) - The Detroit Tigers trounced the Indians 12-1 yesterday with five home runs including Miguel Cabrera’s power re-appearing at the right time as Detroit opened a four game series against their Central Division rivals. Cabrera smacked two homers with four hits, four runs scored and three RBI’s. Cabrera's last home run before Monday came on August 2nd.
David Price bounced back from one of the worst starts in his career earning his 13th win, striking out eight over seven innings of one-run ball. The victory keeps Detroit a half game behind the first place Royals while Cleveland slipped to 4-and-a-half games off the pace in the Central. The win also gave the Tigers a game-and-a-half lead over Seattle for the second wild card spot in the American League.
Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez also each hit homers in the victory along with a 3-run shot in the ninth by rookie Tyler Collins for his first major league homer, all part of Detroit’s season high 20 hits. Cleveland ace Corey Kluber didn't make it out of the third inning giving up five runs and three of the home runs to take the loss. Left hander Kyle Lobstein will make his second career tonight for the Tigers against the Indians.
The Chicago White Sox had the day off Monday while the Cubs beat the Brewers 4-2 at Wrigley Field.
And Cole Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined for a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over the Braves in Atlanta. Hamels was pulled after six innings and 108 pitches with seven strikeouts and five walks. Each of the relievers pitched a perfect inning to finish off the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.