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Goodrum homers twice as Tigers beat Indians 6-3
Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00am

Goodrum homers twice as Tigers beat Indians 6-3
(DETROIT) – The injury plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. LINKC.

It was the second straight day the Tigers won despite fielding a patchwork lineup. Goodrum hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a three-run homer in the eighth, highlighting an impressive performance from a Detroit team missing some key regulars. Miguel Cabrera is on the disabled list, and the Tigers have also been without outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and third baseman Jeimer Candelario. Jose Ramirez hit his 13th homer of the season for Cleveland, but the AL Central-leading Indians fell back to .500 and are only two games ahead of Detroit. The Tigers had lost 11 straight against Cleveland, including a four-game sweep in Ohio last month. Carrasco (5-2) had won his previous 12 decisions against the AL Central, but he allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings Monday and received little run support. Mike Fiers (4-2) allowed a run and three hits for Detroit in six innings. He walked one and struck out five. The Indians scored an unearned run in the eighth, but with the tying run on second, left-hander Daniel Stumpf came on and retired Yonder Alonso on a first-pitch popup for the third out. The Indians brought the tying run to the plate against Shane Greene, but Michael Brantley grounded out to end the game.

OTHER A.L. SCORES
Tampa Bay 2 – Kansas City 1
Oakland 6 – Boston 5
Seattle 1 – Minnesota 0
LA Angels 2 – Houston 1

Niko Goodrum watches his 2 run home fly out of Comerica Park against Cleveland (photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
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