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MLB

  • Tigers prevail on 2 HRs in 9th
    Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
  • Hunter, Cabrera homer in 9th; Tigers top Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota
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J.D. Martinez, left, greets Torii Hunter at home plate Sunday after Hunter's two-run homer scored them both in the fourth inning.

Tigers beat Indians to avoid series sweep

DETROIT — Drew Smyly gave up four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

Smyly (6-8) did not give up a hit until Yan Gomes' two-out double in the fifth. The left-hander allowed one run on Gomes' solo home run in the seventh — and two walks with six strikeouts. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

Josh Tomlin (5-7) allowed four runs, six hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings.

The AL Central-leading Tigers (54-41) stopped a four-game losing streak and increased their lead over Cleveland to 5 1/2 games.

Cleveland (50-48) had reached a season-high three games over .500 by winning four in a row.

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