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Cabrera lifts Indians over Tigers

TIGERS TAMED:Asdrubal Cabrera scored in the 13th with the bases loaded, while Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game


Justin Sellers of the Cleveland Indians, bottom, is out at second base on a double play throw to first base by Ian Kinsler, right, of the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Photo: AFP


Asdrubal Cabrera scored off Al Alburquerque’s bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Alex Avila’s two-out homer in the top of the inning put Detroit ahead, but the Indians scored twice for their second walk-off win in the three-game sweep.

Mike Aviles led off with a single against Phil Coke (0-1) and took second on Michael Bourn’s sacrifice. After Cabrera was hit by a pitch, Michael Brantley lined a single to left for his fourth hit that scored Aviles, who slid home before Rajai Davis’ throw.

After a groundout, Alburquerque relieved and pinch-hitter Yan Gomes was walked intentionally to load the bases. Ryan Raburn took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque went into his stretch, he appeared to move his leg and then stopped, and was called for the balk.

Josh Tomlin (3-1), the Indians’ ninth pitcher, worked the final three innings.

David Murphy’s two-run homer for Cleveland in the ninth off Joe Nathan tied it.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and manager Brad Ausmus were ejected in the sixth inning by plate umpire Tim Timmons for arguing balls and strikes.


In Arlington, Texas, Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months and Choo Shin-soo hit a tiebreaking home run as Texas defeated Seattle.

Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-center. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.

Tepesch (1-0) went 6-1/3 innings for his first win since July 5 last year. He allowed five hits and two walks.

Texas scored three runs in the first inning against former Rangers right-hander Chris Young (3-2). Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer for the Rangers.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer for Seattle.


In Boston, Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game as Toronto sent the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive loss.

Encarnacion has seven homers in his last six games. He is the first Toronto player to have four multi-homer games in a month and the first major-leaguer to do so since Troy Tulowitzki in September of 2010.

Drew Hutchison (3-3) allowed one run in 5-1/3 innings for Toronto, who have won seven of their past nine games. The Blue Jays have won three consecutive series. Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including two doubles, for Boston. Clay Buchholz (2-4) allowed four earned runs in 4-2/3 innings.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Royals 3, White Sox 1

‧ Athletics 3, Rays 2

‧ Angels 2, Astros 1



Alfredo Simon settled down after a poor start and came back after a 61-minute rain delay to win his sixth game, allowing one run over seven innings yesterday in the Cincinnati Reds’ 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Simon gave up a leadoff homer to Denard Span in the first, worked out of a jam in the second, then allowed only three more baserunners as the Reds finished a road trip by taking two of three from Washington.

Simon (6-2) threw two innings after the storm that interrupted the game for just over an hour. Jonathan Broxton handled the eighth, while Aroldis Chapman pitched a one-two-three ninth for his third save, hitting 166kph on the stadium’s radar gun on a pitch while striking out Danny Espinosa.

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