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Brandon Guyer smashes three-run homer, Indians overpowers Tigers 8-3

Yonder Alonso also homered and drove in two runs for Cleveland, which has won 11 of 14 meetings with Detroit this season.


Reuters Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 08:07 IST United States
Brandon Guyer smashes three-run homer, Indians overpowers Tigers 8-3
  • Pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer smashed a three-run homer to highlight a four-run eighth, Francisco Lindor homered twice and drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians overpowered the host Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Friday. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer smashed a three-run homer to highlight a four-run eighth, Francisco Lindor homered twice and drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians overpowered the host Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Friday.

Yonder Alonso also homered and drove in two runs for Cleveland, which has won 11 of 14 meetings with Detroit this season. Cody Allen (3-4) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the victory.

Neither starter figured in the decision. Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out eight. Detroit's Mike Fiers allowed three runs on five hits in six innings.

Victor Martinez homered for Detroit. Losing pitcher Joe Jimenez (4-2) was charged with three runs while getting only one out.

A bad throw by Alonso at first base on Victor Reyes' grounder led to Detroit's two unearned runs in the third. Reyes stole second and advanced to third on a grounder. Nicholas Castellanos then smoked a two-out double off the left-field wall for the game's first run. Niko Goodrum dropped a ground-rule double down the left-field line to bring in Castellanos.

Goodrum was thrown out at home after Martinez's infield single.

Lindor's first homer tied it in the fifth. Yan Gomes led off with a single and scored when Lindor launched a Fiers fastball over the right-centerfield wall.

Alonso's one-out shot in the sixth, his 17th of the season, put the Indians on top.

Martinez's sixth homer, which just cleared the right-field wall, tied it again at 3-all in the bottom of the frame.

The Indians took advantage of Detroit's bullpen in the eighth. Michael Brantley singled and Jose Ramirez walked. Following a strikeout, Alonso drilled an opposite-field single to knock in Brantley.

That ended Jimenez's stint, but Guyer greeted Daniel Stumpf with a blast to left field, giving the Indians a 7-3 lead.

Lindor's 27th homer of the season came off Victor Alcantara in the ninth.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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