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Cespedes powers Tigers past Indians

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:17 AM Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Yoenis Cespedes homered among his three hits and knocked in three runs to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-5 in the opener of a three-game series on Monday.

Victor Martinez had a two-run single for Detroit, while Miguel Cabrera went 2- for-3 with two walks and one RBI.

The Tigers have taken eight of 10 meetings between the teams this season, with Cabrera batting .649 (24-for-37) with 16 RBI.

"For whatever reason, we seem to bring out the best in them, which isn't a good thing," said Cleveland manager Terry Francona.

Pinch-hitter David Murphy and Roberto Perez belted solo home runs in the last two innings for the Indians.

Neither starting pitcher made it out of the fourth.

Detroit left-hander Kyle Ryan gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer (6-4) was charged with seven runs in three-plus innings. He allowed nine hits and walked four in his shortest outing of the season.

The Tigers scored a run in each of the first three innings, but the Indians tied it with three in the third.

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run double to right-center field, giving him a career- best 17-game hitting streak and extending his hitting streak at home to 26 consecutive games. He later scored on a single by Michael Brantley.

Detroit, however, quickly responded with four runs in the fourth.

Cabrera drew a bases-loaded walk ahead of a two-run single by Martinez.

Jeff Manship replaced Bauer and gave up a sacrifice fly to Cespedes, who had an RBI double in the first and led off the third with a blast to right-center field.

The Indians looked to answer in the bottom of the fourth, loading the bases with two outs, but Blaine Hardy got Kipnis to fly out to right to end the inning.

Hardy (3-1) retired all seven batters he faced in relief of Ryan.

"I got (Ryan) earlier probably than he would have liked, but I just felt like we needed to get a big out with the bases loaded," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

Game Notes

The Tigers have won 19 of their last 24 games in Cleveland ... Detroit was 3- for-11 with runners in scoring position.








  • DETROIT: 8
    CLEVELAND: 5
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    Jun 22 10:48 PM


  • R.Perez homered to right on a 0-0 count.

    Tigers 8, Indians 5  Bot 9, 2 OutsJun 22 10:46 PM
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    Tigers 8, Indians 5  Bot 9, 2 OutsJun 22 10:46 PM


  • Roberto Perez homers to right field.

    Tigers 10, Indians 5  Bot 9, 2 OutsJun 22 10:45 PM


  • Romine hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Aviles, Cespedes scored.

    Tigers 8, Indians 4  Top 9, 2 OutsJun 22 10:38 PM


  • Andrew Romine out on a sacrifice fly to left field to Mike Aviles. Yoenis Cespedes scores.

    Tigers 10, Indians 4  Top 9, 1 OutJun 22 10:38 PM


  • Dav.Murphy homered to center on a full count.

    Tigers 7, Indians 4  Bot 8, 1 OutJun 22 10:23 PM
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    Tigers 7, Indians 4  Bot 8, 1 OutJun 22 10:23 PM


  • David Murphy homers to center field.

    Tigers 9, Indians 4  Bot 8, 1 OutJun 22 10:22 PM


  • Cespedes hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Aviles, Mi.Cabrera scored.

    Tigers 7, Indians 3  Top 4, 1 OutJun 22 8:59 PM


  • Yoenis Cespedes out on a sacrifice fly to deep left field to Mike Aviles. Miguel Cabrera scores.

    Tigers 9, Indians 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 22 8:59 PM


  • V.Martinez singled to right, Gose scored, Kinsler scored, Mi.Cabrera to third.

    Tigers 6, Indians 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 22 8:54 PM


  • Victor Martinez singles to deep right field. Miguel Cabrera to third. Ian Kinsler scores. Anthony Gose scores.

    Tigers 8, Indians 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 22 8:54 PM


  • Mi.Cabrera walked on a full count, J.Iglesias scored, Gose to third, Kinsler to second.

    Tigers 4, Indians 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 22 8:50 PM


  • Ian Kinsler to second. Anthony Gose to third. Jose Iglesias scores.

    Tigers 6, Indians 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 22 8:50 PM


  • Brantley singled to center, Kipnis scored.

    Tigers 3, Indians 3  Bot 3, 1 OutJun 22 8:37 PM


  • Michael Brantley singles to center field. Jason Kipnis scores.

    Tigers 5, Indians 3  Bot 3, 1 OutJun 22 8:37 PM


  • Jason Kipnis doubles to deep right center field. Roberto Perez scores. Giovanny Urshela scores.

    Tigers 5, Indians 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:34 PM


  • Kipnis doubled to right, Urshela scored, R.Perez scored.

    Tigers 3, Indians 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:34 PM
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    Tigers 3, Indians 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:34 PM


  • Cespedes homered to right on a 2-1 count.

    Tigers 3, Indians 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:24 PM
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    Tigers 3, Indians 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:24 PM


  • Yoenis Cespedes homers to center field.

    Tigers 5, Indians 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 22 8:23 PM


  • Kinsler grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Lindor to second baseman Kipnis, Romine scored, Kinsler to first, J.Iglesias out.

    Tigers 2, Indians 0  Top 2, 2 OutsJun 22 8:05 PM


  • Ian Kinsler reaches on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Jose Iglesias out at second. Andrew Romine scores.

    Tigers 4, Indians 0  Top 2, 1 OutJun 22 8:05 PM


  • Cespedes doubled to right, Kinsler scored, Mi.Cabrera to third.

    Tigers 1, Indians 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJun 22 7:37 PM


  • Yoenis Cespedes doubles to deep right field. Miguel Cabrera to third. Ian Kinsler scores.

    Tigers 3, Indians 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJun 22 7:36 PM


  • Cespedes tripled to right, Kinsler scored, Mi.Cabrera scored.

    Tigers 2, Indians 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJun 22 7:30 PM


  • Anthony Gose lines out to left field to Mike Aviles.

    Jun 22 7:22 PM


  • DETROIT: 0
    CLEVELAND: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Jun 22 7:21 PM
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    Tigers vs. IndiansDec 28 8:32 AM