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Indians 6, Tigers 3

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CLEVELAND -- Even though Detroit has long been eliminated from contention, Tigers manager Jim Leyland hopes slugger Miguel Cabrera isn't out for the final week of the season.

Cabrera sprained his right ankle in the seventh inning of Detroit's 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday night after Tigers starter Armondo Galarraga went from unhittable to giving up three homers in an 18-pitch span.

"I'm concerned about it," Leyland said of Cabrera's injury. "You could see the way he was reacting that he was in pain. It was hurting. You don't take any chances with anybody, let alone him."

Cabrera landed awkwardly on the bag while getting back to first base on a pickoff attempt. He limped from the field and was taken for X-rays, which were negative.

The first baseman and MVP candidate leads the majors with 126 RBI, is tied for second in the AL with 38 homers and is third with a .328 batting average.

Galarraga (5-8) had a no-hitter until Matt LaPorta hit a 412-foot homer to center leading off the fifth. One out later, Luke Carlin homered to right. Travis Hafner hit a three-run shot with two outs for a 5-2 lead.

"Everything happened so fast," Galarraga said. "I gave up a home run, another and another. And, boom, I was out of the game. I allowed only four base hits. I still can't believe how it happened."

Carlos Carrasco (2-1) got the win despite allowing 11 hits and three runs over six innings.

"His fastball had life and he made 21 of 29 first-pitch strikes," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said of the rookie right-hander. "He gave up nine hits in the first four innings, but kept his composure."

Chris Perez pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 26 tries. He had not worked since Sept. 18 and missed the last three games when he went home to Tampa, Fla. for the birth of his first son on Friday.

"Ever since he's been born, we're undefeated," Perez said.

The Indians have won four straight and snapped Detroit's four-game winning streak. The Tigers have lost six straight in Cleveland and were counting on Galarraga to end that slide.

For four innings, he continued to dominate the Indians as he had on June 2, when he lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on an infield single by Cleveland's Jason Donald. TV replays showed Donald was out and that umpire Jim Joyce blew the call. On Aug. 20, Galarraga struck out eight over seven innings in a 6-0 win over the Indians.

LaPorta's shot was the first run and only the fifth hit by Cleveland off Galarraga in 20 innings this year.

"LaPorta's homer was huge," Acta said. "It broke the ice."

Until then both starters were moving about as fast as an iceberg, much to Leyland's displeasure.

"The pace of the game was terrible," Leyland said. "Between Galarraga and their guy, so much time between pitches. It was like almost every pitch they were preparing for a test. Between those two guys, you fall asleep. That's not a criticism. That's just a fact. They were way too slow for me."

Jhonny Peralta put Detroit ahead 1-0 in the third with an RBI single.

Austin Jackson hit a leadoff double in the inning, the 500th hit by a Detroit rookie this season, most since 1929, when Tigers first-year players had a team-record 590.

With two outs, the Indians intentionally walked Cabrera, who had homered in his previous three games. It was the 32nd intentional pass issued to Cabrera this season, two short of the AL record set by Ted Williams in 1957.

Peralta, traded by the Indians to Detroit in July, hit a bloop single to left to score Jackson.

Jackson made it 2-0 in the fourth with Detroit's fourth single of the inning. Alex Avila and Casper Wells singled. Avila was out by 10 feet trying to steal third with Will Rhymes at bat. Rhymes then grounded a single to left, with Wells stopping at third. Jackson followed with a ground single between first and second.

Jackson's sacrifice fly in the sixth got Detroit within 5-3.

Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI double in the seventh made it 6-3.

Notes

The home team has won the last 10 meetings and 14 of 16 in the season series between the AL Central rivals. ... Detroit manager Jim Leyland will meet with general manager David Dombrowski, the coaching staff, scouts and other members of the front office on Tuesday. "It's just a discussion of where we are," Leyland said. "It's basically an evaluation thing. You like to get opinions from different people. It's good to get [other] viewpoints." ... Indians manager Manny Acta said RHP Jeanmar Gomez is done for the season to protect his innings total. Gomez is 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA in 11 starts for Cleveland and has worked 173 2/3 innings combined between Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus. ... Acta doesn't expect Donald back this season. Donald bruised his right index finger when hit with a pitch while trying to bunt on Sept. 11.

 
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Players of the Game
Detroit

A. Jackson
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Cleveland

T. Hafner
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
 
Detroit Tigers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Austin Jackson, CF4122010 .299
Johnny Damon, DH5000003 .272
Ryan Raburn, LF3010003 .277
   a- Don Kelly, PH-1B2010000 .253
Miguel Cabrera, 1B3010111 .328
    Brennan Boesch, PR-RF0000000 .261
Jhonny Peralta, SS4021012 .252
Brandon Inge, 3B4010023 .248
Alex Avila, C3010012 .234
   b- Gerald Laird, PH-C1000010 .207
Casper Wells, RF-LF4220000 .354
Will Rhymes, 2B3020001 .295
   c- Ramon Santiago, PH-2B1000000 .265
Totals37313317  
a-singled for Raburn in the 7th
b-struck out for Avila in the 8th
c-lined out for Rhymes in the 8th
Batting
2B - Austin Jackson (34, Carrasco), Will Rhymes (10, Carrasco)
SF - Austin Jackson (3)
RBI - Austin Jackson 2 (41), Jhonny Peralta (80)
2-OUT RBI - Jhonny Peralta (36)
CS - Alex Avila (2, 3rd base by Carrasco/Carlin)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
PB - Gerald Laird (5)
Detroit Tigers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armando Galarraga (L,4-8) 4.2455403 4.62
Eddie Bonine 1.1000000 4.75
Brad Thomas 0.2211010 4.13
Robbie Weinhardt 1.1200020 6.35
HBP - Hafner (by Brad Thomas)
WP - Brad Thomas (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Armando Galarraga 77-43, Eddie Bonine 12-7, Brad Thomas 17-10, Robbie Weinhardt 16-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Armando Galarraga 2-12, Eddie Bonine 2-2, Brad Thomas 1-0, Robbie Weinhardt 1-0
Batters Faced - Armando Galarraga 22, Eddie Bonine 4, Brad Thomas 5, Robbie Weinhardt 5
Cleveland Indians
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Michael Brantley, CF3110000 .240
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3011101 .270
Shin-Soo Choo, RF2100212 .297
Travis Hafner, DH2113100 .275
    Drew Sutton, PR-DH0000000 .273
Jayson Nix, 3B4000014 .224
    Andy Marte, 3B0000000 .235
Trevor Crowe, LF4010000 .255
Matt LaPorta, 1B4111000 .222
Luis Valbuena, 2B4010000 .193
Luke Carlin, C4221011 .375
    Lou Marson, C0000000 .195
Totals3068643  
Batting
2B - Michael Brantley (7, Galarraga), Asdrubal Cabrera (15, Thomas)
HR - Travis Hafner (12, Galarraga), Matt LaPorta (12, Galarraga), Luke Carlin (1, Galarraga)
SH - Michael Brantley (4)
RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera (27), Travis Hafner 3 (48), Matt LaPorta (41), Luke Carlin (2)
2-OUT RBI - Travis Hafner 3 (17)
SB - Shin-Soo Choo (22, 2nd base off Galarraga/Avila)
CS - Trevor Crowe (7, 2nd base by Weinhardt/Laird)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Valbuena-A. Cabrera-LaPorta, Smith-Valbuena-LaPorta
E - Jayson Nix (16, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Carrasco (W,2-1) 61133150 3.26
Joe Smith (H,16) 1200010 3.99
Tony Sipp (H,15) 1000010 4.21
Chris Perez (S,22) 1000000 1.75
IBB - Cabrera by Carlos Carrasco
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Carrasco 94-60, Joe Smith 11-7, Tony Sipp 10-6, Chris Perez 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Carrasco 6-6, Joe Smith 1-0, Tony Sipp 1-1, Chris Perez 1-2
Batters Faced - Carlos Carrasco 29, Joe Smith 4, Tony Sipp 3, Chris Perez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 10161
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 61
Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Bill Welke