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The Indians again didn’t have an answer for the Tigers’ offense. After the Indians took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Tigers responded with a four run second. The Indians cut the Tigers’ lead to two when Michael Bourn singled home Asdrubal Cabrera, but the Tigers again had an answer for the Indians’ comeback attempts. Infante hit his second homer of the game in the sixth, and the Indians’ Yan Gomes followed with a solo homer of his own to make it a 6-3 game.
In the eighth, things got even more interesting when Carlos Santana hit a deep fly ball to dead center with a runner on. It looked like Austin Jackson might be able to catch it, but Jackson couldn’t hold onto the ball and crashed into the wall at full speed. Jackson initially looked like he was hurt, and the Tigers were unable to get to the ball quickly enough to prevent a rare Santana inside-the-park two run homer. Luckily for the Tigers, Jackson was fine; he showed how fine he was when he hit a triple to drive in two insurance runs in the eighth.
The Tigers added two more runs, one on a squeeze play involving José Iglesias, to cap off the scoring.
Joaquín Benoit worked a perfect ninth, striking out one batter, to preserve the 10-5 victory.
But on to the important news:
NICK CASTELLANOS IS COMING UP TOMORROW AND WILL BE IN THE LINEUP.