Tyler Collins' 3-run homer helps Tigers top Indians 7-1

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have figured out how to beat the Cleveland Indians after failing miserably against them last year.

Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer and Daniel Norris gave up only one run, helping Detroit beat Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night.

The Tigers took two of three in Cleveland last month and if they win Tuesday, they'll match the number of wins they had against the AL Central champions in 2016. Cleveland was 23 games above .500 within the division in part because they beat the Tigers 14 out of 18 times.

''It's nice that we've played so far, but we've got a lot of games against them,'' Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said.

Detroit's Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez hit RBI doubles on consecutive pitches in the first inning. Collins sent a full-count pitch in the second over the right-center fence to put the Tigers up 5-0. Alex Avila's two-run single in the fifth inning gave them a six-run cushion.

That was plenty of run support for Detroit starter Daniel Norris.

''That was huge,'' Norris said. ''This is a big series.''

Norris (2-2) allowed five hits - including Edwin Encarnacion's RBI single in the third inning - four walks and struck out a season-high eight over six innings. Alex Wilson and Anibal Sanchez combined for three innings of scoreless relief as the Tigers won their second straight game.

Trevor Bauer (2-3) gave up seven runs on seven hits and five walks in four-plus innings. After Bauer gave up a single and a double to start the fifth, Zach McAllister replaced him and Avila drove in two runs off his first pitch.

''It was bad,'' Bauer said. ''I just didn't put the ball where I needed it. There are days that you can survive that because you get some calls and they hit balls right at someone, but that wasn't happening.''

SHIFTY MOVE

Martinez took advantage of Cleveland's shifted infield, bunting down the third-base line to reach easily as he led off the fifth. Ausmus expects Cleveland to play Martinez the same way.

''You're not that worried about Victor, generally speaking, on first base because he's not a steal threat,'' Ausmus said.

Martinez also hit an opposite-field single where a third baseman would normally be standing and into left field.

''He's hitting the ball all over the field,'' Ausmus said.

CABRERA'S COMEBACK

Miguel Cabrera is expected to play Tuesday, coming off the 10-day DL with a groin injury. During early batting practice Monday, he sent a pitch deep to center field and cleared the wall with a shot that landed on a metal awning that covers TV cameras.

''I feel good,'' Cabrera said.

PUT ME IN, COACH

Cleveland's Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have both played in all 25 games this season in part because they haven't asked for a day off.

''Neither one is feeling like they need one,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Austin Jackson left the game after reaching on an infield single in the ninth.

''He jammed his toe into the bag,'' Francona said.

Jason Kipnis, who missed the first three weeks with a shoulder injury, was given the day off.

Tigers: JaCoby Jones, who went on the DL on April 23 after being hit in the mouth by a pitch, is expected to make a couple more rehab starts before returning.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (3-1, 4.19) will be on the mound for the second game of a four-game series at Comerica Park.

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (1-2, 4.60) will aim to give Detroit at least a split in the series.

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001000000172
DET13-12
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  • W: D. Norris (2-2)L: T. Bauer (2-3)
  • HR: DET - T. Collins (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Santana 1B50100004.223.322.359.6811.0
F. Lindor SS41100011.306.375.622.9971.5
M. Brantley LF20000211.300.371.538.9081.5
E. Encarnacion DH40210020.213.349.360.7082.0
J. Ramirez 3B40000024.316.374.568.942-1.0
B. Guyer RF40100020.158.200.263.4631.0
A. Jackson CF30100111.273.368.485.8531.5
A. Almonte PR0000-000.298.420.439.000-
R. Perez C40000013.176.194.206.400-0.5
M. Martinez 2B30100121.250.400.375.7751.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B31100201.211.343.356.6984.0
    T. Collins CF42231113.304.360.435.79510.5
    N. Castellanos 3B51210022.252.319.466.7856.0
    V. Martinez DH51310001.239.297.304.6016.0
    J. Upton LF41100122.288.402.562.9643.0
    A. Avila 1B30120113.400.510.7501.2603.5
    J. Adduci RF40000004.333.385.542.9260.0
    J. McCann C30000111.155.275.414.6890.5
    J. Iglesias SS31000123.222.258.365.6231.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Guyer
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (7), V. Martinez (3), J. Upton (5)
      • HR - T. Collins (2)
      • RBI - T. Collins 3 (8), N. Castellanos (15), V. Martinez (13), A. Avila 2 (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Castellanos
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Guyer, F. Lindor (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Bauer (L, 2-3)4.07775317.673.00-10.5
      Z. McAllister2.02002401.692.004.0
      D. Otero2.01000203.480.506.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Bauer (L, 2-3)4.0
      Z. McAllister2.0
      D. Otero2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (W, 2-2)6.05114804.001.5022.0
      A. Wilson1.01000102.381.002.5
      A. Sanchez2.01000308.640.506.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (W, 2-2)6.0
      A. Wilson1.0
      A. Sanchez2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Z. McAllister (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 93-50, Z. McAllister 48-29, D. Otero 29-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-4, Z. McAllister 1-1, D. Otero 4-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 23, Z. McAllister 10, D. Otero 8
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 106-63, A. Wilson 10-7, A. Sanchez 35-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 4-5
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 26, A. Wilson 4, A. Sanchez 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Santana 1B50100004.223.322.359.6811.0
      F. Lindor SS41100011.306.375.622.9971.5
      M. Brantley LF20000211.300.371.538.9081.5
      E. Encarnacion DH40210020.213.349.360.7082.0
      J. Ramirez 3B40000024.316.374.568.942-1.0
      B. Guyer RF40100020.158.200.263.4631.0
      A. Jackson CF30100111.273.368.485.8531.5
      A. Almonte PR0000-000.298.420.439.000-
      R. Perez C40000013.176.194.206.400-0.5
      M. Martinez 2B30100121.250.400.375.7751.0
      Total33171041215-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        I. Kinsler 2B31100201.211.343.356.6984.0
        T. Collins CF42231113.304.360.435.79510.5
        N. Castellanos 3B51210022.252.319.466.7856.0
        V. Martinez DH51310001.239.297.304.6016.0
        J. Upton LF41100122.288.402.562.9643.0
        A. Avila 1B30120113.400.510.7501.2603.5
        J. Adduci RF40000004.333.385.542.9260.0
        J. McCann C30000111.155.275.414.6890.5
        J. Iglesias SS31000123.222.258.365.6231.0
        Total34710717920-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Guyer
          • RBI - E. Encarnacion (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion (4)
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos (7), V. Martinez (3), J. Upton (5)
          • HR - T. Collins (2)
          • RBI - T. Collins 3 (8), N. Castellanos (15), V. Martinez (13), A. Avila 2 (11)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - N. Castellanos
          FIELDING
          • E - B. Guyer, F. Lindor (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Bauer (L, 2-3)4.07775317.673.00-10.5
          Z. McAllister2.02002401.692.004.0
          D. Otero2.01000203.480.506.0
          Total8.01077791---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Bauer (L, 2-3)4.0
          Z. McAllister2.0
          D. Otero2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Norris (W, 2-2)6.05114804.001.5022.0
          A. Wilson1.01000102.381.002.5
          A. Sanchez2.01000308.640.506.5
          Total9.07114120---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Norris (W, 2-2)6.0
          A. Wilson1.0
          A. Sanchez2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - Z. McAllister (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Bauer 93-50, Z. McAllister 48-29, D. Otero 29-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Bauer 4-4, Z. McAllister 1-1, D. Otero 4-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Bauer 23, Z. McAllister 10, D. Otero 8
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 106-63, A. Wilson 10-7, A. Sanchez 35-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 4-5
          • Batters Faced - D. Norris 26, A. Wilson 4, A. Sanchez 7
          • 5TH INNING
            Avila singled to left center, Martinez and Upton scored17
          • 3RD INNING
            Encarnacion singled to left, Lindor scored, Brantley to second15
          • 2ND INNING
            Collins homered to right center, Iglesias and Kinsler scored05
          • 1ST INNING
            Martinez doubled to left center, Castellanos scored02
            Castellanos doubled to deep right center, Collins scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jackson reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez lined out to right
            • M. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
            • C. Santana: Ball, Almonte to third on fielder's indifference, Almonte to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana popped out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Sanchez Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to left
            • B. Guyer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Otero Pitching:
            • T. Collins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Collins grounded out to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez singled to left
            • J. Upton: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Upton grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Wilson Pitching:
            • M. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana reached on an infield single to second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Lindor lined out to right
            • M. Brantley: Brantley flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Otero Pitching:
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci safe at first on shortstop Lindor fielding error
            • J. McCann: McCann flied out to deep right
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Iglesias struck out looking
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
            • B. Guyer: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Guyer doubled to left center
            • A. Jackson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jackson struck out swinging
            • R. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Z. McAllister Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos singled to center
            • V. Martinez: Martinez popped out to shortstop
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging, Castellanos stole second
            • A. Avila: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lindor flied out to right
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Martinez reached on bunt single to third
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Upton doubled to deep center, Martinez to third
            • A. Avila: Avila singled to left center, Martinez and Upton scored
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Avila to second on wild pitch, Adduci grounded out to shortstop, Avila to third
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
            • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Iglesias struck out looking
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler walked, McCann to second
            • T. Collins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Guyer struck out looking
            • A. Jackson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jackson walked
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez flied out to center
            • M. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to right center, Jackson to third
            • C. Santana: Santana flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
            • T. Collins: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Collins singled to right center, Kinsler to third on left fielder Guyer fielding error
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • M. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
            • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Santana grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Martinez out at second
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Lindor singled to center
            • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley walked, Lindor to second
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion singled to left, Lindor scored, Brantley to second
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Avila walked
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Adduci lined into double play third to first, Avila out at first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Strike looking, Guyer grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Jackson: Strike looking, Jackson lined out to left
            • R. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, McCann grounded out to first
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kinsler singled to right, Iglesias to second
            • T. Collins: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Collins homered to right center, Iglesias and Kinsler scored
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • C. Santana: Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Encarnacion singled to center, Brantley to second
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Bauer Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler flied out to left
            • T. Collins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Collins walked
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos doubled to deep right center, Collins scored
            • V. Martinez: Martinez doubled to left center, Castellanos scored
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
            • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Avila flied out to deep center
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)