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Tigers target sweep of Tribe

Sep 16, 2012 - 2:38 PM (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello tries to end a month-long skid when the Detroit Tigers go for a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Porcello has dropped his last six starts and hasn't won since Aug. 7 against the New York Yankees. The right-hander hasn't received much run support, as the Tigers have scored just 10 runs during his slide. Porcello is 5-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 14 games against the Indians.

Ubaldo Jimenez also doesn't have a victory over his last six appearances, going 0-5 in that stretch with his last triumph coming Aug. 9 versus Boston. Jimenez is 4-7 with a 5.22 ERA in 12 games against the Tigers.

On Saturday, Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Tigers won, 5-3.

Detroit still sits one game back of Chicago for the top spot in the AL Central as the White Sox also won on Saturday, a 5-3 triumph over Minnesota.

Sanchez (3-5) was seven outs away from the second no-hitter of his career after retiring the first two batters in the seventh. Carlos Santana, though, broke up the no-hit bid with a triple off the wall in center. Russ Canzler's RBI double to center field and Lonnie Chisenhall's run-scoring single up the middle chased Sanchez from the game.

"I started watching the scoreboard," Sanchez said of his no-hit bid. "I had a chance. Everything was working good today."

Sanchez struck out seven and did not issue a walk for the Tigers, who have won four in a row.

Alex Avila paced Detroit's offense with a 3-for-4 performance and two RBI. Miguel Cabrera added a solo homer and Austin Jackson drove in a run.

Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (11-14) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He fanned eight and walked four.

"It's been a trying season, it's been tough," Masterson said. "I haven't done the job I'm supposed to do. That's what's gotten us to where we're at."

Cleveland leads the season series, 9-8.








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  • Miguel Cabrera two-out, three-run Home Run (38) to left scored Omar Infante and Andy Dirks. Prince Fielder due up.

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  • Lonnie Chisenhall grounded into a fielder's choice, pitcher to short scored Michael Brantley Russ Canzler out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Casey Kotchman due up.

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  • Shin-Soo Choo singled to left scored Russ Canzler and Jack Hannahan. Runner on first with two outs and Jason Kipnis due up.

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  • Delmon Young singled to right scored Miguel Cabrera. On the play, Prince Fielder advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and Brennan Boesch due up.

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  • Brennan Boesch singled to pitcher scored Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera. On the play, Delmon Young advances to third on Ubaldo Jimenez's throwing error. Runners on first and third with two outs and Jhonny Peralta due up.

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