Indians extend dominance of Tigers with 12-1 rout


Thu, Jul 07, 2016 - Page 16

Lonnie Chisenhall was four for five with three RBIs, while Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin homered as the Cleveland Indians remained perfect in 11 games against the Detroit Tigers this season with a 12-1 victory on Tuesday night.

The Indians have outscored the Tigers 77-24 in the season series. Cleveland leads Detroit by 7.5 games in the AL Central.

Carlos Carrasco (5-2) allowed one run in six innings for Cleveland, who have won 13 straight at home.

Anibal Sanchez (5-9), who replaced the injured Jordan Zimmermann, allowed seven runs in 4-1/3 innings.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected in the sixth after grounding out. Cabrera, thinking the ball hit off his leg, never left the batter’s box and was called out at first. He was ejected when the umpires did not reverse the call.


In Los Angeles, Manny Machado hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, lifting Baltimore and ending their five-game skid, while stopping Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak.

Machado, a newly named All-Star starter who turned 24 yesterday, sent a 2-2 pitch from Kenta Maeda (7-6) into the upper corner of the left field pavilion, putting the AL East-leading Orioles ahead 4-1.

The Orioles lead the majors with 129 home runs; they had 56 last month.

Chris Tillman (11-2) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two while facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career.


In Houston, Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer and Colby Rasmus and rookie A.J. Reed added two-run shots in the fourth inning to back up a solid start by Dallas Keuchel.

Keuchel (6-9), last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner who has struggled this season, allowed five hits and two runs in six innings for his season-high third straight win. Will Harris, who was named to his first All-Star team on Tuesday, pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.

The Astros trailed by one in the fourth inning when Rasmus launched his homer off Taijuan Walker (4-7) to the bullpen in right-center field to make it 3-2.


In Toronto, Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, while Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run blast as Toronto connected four times.

Fresh off being named a reserve to the AL All-Star team, Donaldson went three for four and scored four runs as the Blue Jays won their fourth straight.

Donaldson has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break. Carlos Delgado had 76 in 2003.

In other MLB action, it was:

‧ Marlins 5, Mets 2

‧ Rangers 7, Red Sox 2

‧ Reds 9, Cubs 5

‧ Rockies 7, Giants 3

‧ Brewers 5, Nationals 2

‧ Yankees 9, White Sox 0

‧ Pirates 5, Cardinals 2

‧ Phillies 5, Braves 1

‧ Angels 13, Rays 5

‧ Twins 11, Athletics 4

‧ Diamondbacks 7, Padres 5