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Bobby Seay (2-2) worked a scoreless 11th for the win. Miner then gave up a run and two hits in the 12th before finishing.
"Other than the hits and run, it was a lot of fun," Miner said, jokingly adding he's hoping to become the career saves leader someday. "Hoffman better watch out."
Hoffman entered the Milwaukee Brewers' game at San Diego on Saturday night with 577 career saves. Miner had been 0 for 7 in save chances before converting.
Jose Veras (4-2) walked Placido Polanco and Clete Thomas to open the Tigers 12th before striking out Miguel Cabrera and getting Carlos Guillen to foul out to third. Raburn, who came in batting .167 in his last 13 games, lined a 1-1 pitch to right, scoring Polanco. Veras then balked home Thomas to make it 4-2.
"I just didn't make the right pitches," said Veras, who had a 1-2 count on both men he walked. "You walk guys, you are in trouble."
It was a difficult end to a trying week for the Indians, who fell 18 games under .500 with the loss on Victor Martinez bobblehead doll night. Martinez was traded to the Boston Red Sox on Friday in the latest deal for the rebuilding Tribe.
"We tied it in the ninth and created some chances later to win it," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "I can't say enough about the effort."
Jamey Carroll had a one-out single off Miner and Trevor Crowe followed with a double to the gap in left-center. Carroll scored on a groundout by Wyatt Toregas and Miner got Grady Sizemore to pop out on the next pitch to end it.
"The runner on third didn't mean anything and I got a ground ball there," Miner said. "There's probably a lot of guys I'd rather face with the game on the line than Grady, but fortunately I got him out."
The AL Central-leading Tigers' second win in six games kept them 1½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. Detroit lost 6-5 to Cleveland in 13 innings Friday night.
A crowd of 31,353 showed up to get their Martinez bobbleheads and watch Sandy Alomar Jr. go into the Indians' Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony. Former owners Bill Veeck and Richard Jacobs and right-hander Wes Ferrell were inducted posthumously.
It was a surprising turnout considering the negative fan reaction stemming from a series of trades this week that sent away first baseman Ryan Garko, reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee and three-time All-Star catcher Martinez.
Rick Porcello allowed one run and four hits over eight innings against Cleveland's depleted lineup. He came in with a 1-3 record and 9.16 ERA in his last four outings.
Peralta tied it at 2 with a broken-bat sacrifice fly in the ninth against Fernando Rodney, who blew a save for the first time in 22 chances this season.
Sowers allowed two runs and four hits over six innings. He was replaced by right-hander Justin Masterson, acquired in the Martinez deal. Masterson fanned the first batter he faced, Everett, and allowed two hits over three scoreless innings.
|Ryan Raburn knocks in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to propel the Tigers past the Indians. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Curtis Granderson, CF||5||0||0||0||1||2||3||.254|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||5||2||1||0||1||0||1||.263|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.258|
|Clete Thomas, RF||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||.264|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||6||0||3||1||0||1||2||.336|
|Marcus Thames, DH||2||1||0||0||2||1||3||.259|
|a- Carlos Guillen, PH-DH||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||.223|
|Ryan Raburn, LF||6||0||3||1||0||0||4||.263|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||5||0||1||0||1||0||6||.254|
|Dusty Ryan, C||3||0||0||0||1||2||3||.160|
|b- Gerald Laird, PH-C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.228|
|Adam Everett, SS||4||0||0||1||0||2||1||.247|
|a-lined out for Thames in the 10th|
|b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Ryan in the 11th|
|SF - Adam Everett (4)|
|SH - Gerald Laird (7)|
|RBI - Miguel Cabrera (58), Ryan Raburn (29), Adam Everett (31)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Raburn (14)|
|SB - Curtis Granderson (18, 2nd base off Masterson/Toregas)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|DP - Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, Everett-Polanco|
|E - Miguel Cabrera (7, Misplayed grounder), Adam Everett (11, Misplayed grounder)|
|Fernando Rodney (BS,1)||1||1||1||1||0||1||0||3.60|
|Bobby Seay (W,2-2)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||3.21|
|Zach Miner (S,1)||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||4.58|
|Pitches-Strikes - Rick Porcello 91-67, Fernando Rodney 14-11, Ryan Perry 12-7, Bobby Seay 14-10, Zach Miner 21-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rick Porcello 14-6, Fernando Rodney 1-1, Bobby Seay 1-2, Zach Miner 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Rick Porcello 28, Fernando Rodney 4, Ryan Perry 4, Bobby Seay 5, Zach Miner 5|
|Grady Sizemore, CF||5||1||0||0||1||1||2||.226|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, SS||5||1||2||0||0||1||2||.298|
|Shin-Soo Choo, RF||5||0||1||0||0||2||3||.295|
|Jhonny Peralta, 3B||4||0||1||2||0||0||1||.271|
|Travis Hafner, DH||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.282|
|Chris Gimenez, 1B||5||0||0||0||0||1||1||.209|
|Jamey Carroll, 2B||5||1||2||0||0||0||0||.289|
|Trevor Crowe, LF||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||.211|
|Wyatt Toregas, C||5||0||1||1||0||0||2||.200|
|2B - Trevor Crowe (4, Miner)|
|3B - Asdrubal Cabrera (4, Rodney)|
|SF - Jhonny Peralta (3)|
|RBI - Jhonny Peralta 2 (55), Wyatt Toregas (1)|
|SB - Grady Sizemore (10, 2nd base off Porcello/Ryan)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Jose Veras (L,4-2)||1||1||2||2||2||1||0||6.52|
|IBB - Inge by Jeremy Sowers|
|WP - Jeremy Sowers (2), Kerry Wood (5)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Sowers 95-56, Justin Masterson 46-29, Kerry Wood 13-8, Joe Smith 7-5, Tony Sipp 3-3, Jose Veras 30-17|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Sowers 5-10, Justin Masterson 2-3, Kerry Wood 1-1, Joe Smith 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jeremy Sowers 26, Justin Masterson 12, Kerry Wood 4, Joe Smith 3, Tony Sipp 1, Jose Veras 6|
|Attendance - 31353|
|Game Time - 3:35|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Tony Randazzo|