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Fulmer outduals Kluber as Tigers beat Indians 5-3
Monday Jul 10, 2017 12:00am

Fulmer outduals Kluber as Tigers beat Indians 5-3
(CLEVELAND) – Michael Fulmer won't pitch in his first All-Star Game, not because he isn't worthy. Under the bright lights and on a big stage Sunday night, Fulmer again showed why he's Miami-bound. Fulmer outlasted All-Star teammate Corey Kluber and Alex Presley hit a a tiebreaking, two-run double and the Detroit Tigers hung on late to salvage the series finale with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night. Fulmer (9-6) dominated the defending AL champions until the seventh inning, when he gave up a two-run homer to Indians All-Star third baseman Jose Remierz. Fulmer held Cleveland to one run and three hits over the first six innings and won his third start in a row. Detroit's shaky bullpen barely held together over the last three innings. Shane Greene worked out of a bases-loaded threat in the seventh and Justin Wilson did the same in the eighth while getting five outs for his 10th save in 11 tries. Because Fulmer started the final game before the break, he'll watch the All-Star Game from the bullpen on Tuesday night. A win over Cleveland is a positive way for Detroit to enter the break. The Tigers (39-4) had a rough first half and there are trade rumors swirling around the club, which could be looking to unload players and contracts before the July 31 deadline. The Tigers made Kluber, who didn't get any run support for the second straight game, work hard during his five-inning stint. He allowed just one run, and had his team record streak of consecutive games with at least 10 strikeouts end at five.

Houston 19 – Toronto 1
Tampa Bay 5 – Boston 3
Baltimore 11 – Minnesota 5
LA Angels 3 – Texas 0
Seattle 4 – Oakland 0

Alex Presley drives a two run double to help the Tigers take a lead on Cleveland (photo courtesy of David Dermer/AP)
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