Goodrum's 2 homers lift Tigers over Indians 6-3

DETROIT (AP) 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. It was the second straight day the Tigers won despite fielding a patchwork lineup. Detroit faced James Paxton and Seattle on Sunday and won that game in the bottom of the ninth. Then the Tigers made Carrasco's outing difficult.

''Everyone comes out here and competes. Whoever's on the mound has to throw the ball over the plate,'' Goodrum said. ''We've just got to try to put our best swing on it.''

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.

''Teams have been very aggressive against me in my last two starts, but especially tonight,'' Carrasco said. ''I've almost never seen Victor Martinez swing at a first pitch, but he did it every time tonight, and a lot of their young guys were doing it, too. It's not something I was expecting, and my stuff wasn't good enough to get me out of trouble.''

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.

Then Goodrum gave Detroit a 6-2 lead with his homer in the bottom of the inning. It was his third homer in two games.

''We made two really bad mistakes to Goodrum, and that was the game,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit an RBI single in the ninth, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. The Indians brought the tying run to the plate against Shane Greene, but Michael Brantley grounded out to end it.

Ramirez opened the scoring with a homer to right in the first, but Detroit tied it in the third on an RBI groundout by Pete Kozma. In the fourth, Carrasco allowed a leadoff double by John Hicks. One out later, Goodrum connected to put the Tigers up 3-1.

''Really good pitchers - I mean, we're seeing some good ones - but our guys are just going out there and competing,'' Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said.

LONG ROAD

Goodrum was drafted in the second round in 2010 by Minnesota, but his big league debut didn't come until last year with the Twins. He had only two home runs and five RBIs for his career before matching both those totals in one game Monday.

KEEPSAKE

Francona had an old baseball glove in his office with his father's name on it. Tito Francona played in the major leagues from 1956-1970. He died in February.

Terry Francona said he has about a half-dozen of those gloves. This one was given to him by Tigers broadcaster Jim Price.

Price said the glove had belonged to his son, and he passed it along to Francona before the game.

''We're real good friends. He's great. He supports my foundation,'' Price said. ''I couldn't wait to give it to him.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: CF Bradley Zimmer (bruised chest) was out of the lineup. He has appeared in one game since he crashed into the wall at Yankee Stadium on May 5.

Tigers: Candelario (left wrist tendinitis) went on the DL before the game, and Castellanos (injured finger on left hand) was out of the lineup as well. Cabrera is out with a right hamstring strain.

UP NEXT

Josh Tomlin (0-4) starts Tuesday night for Cleveland against Detroit's Francisco Liriano (3-1).

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  • W: M. Fiers (4-2)L: C. Carrasco (5-2)
  • HR: CLE - J. Ramirez (13), DET - N. Goodrum 2 (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Brantley LF50100012.331.362.554.9150.5
J. Ramirez 3B32111102.288.381.614.9958.0
E. Encarnacion DH40110011.205.280.411.6902.5
R. Davis PR-DH00000000.206.261.238.4990.0
Y. Alonso 1B40000001.216.284.440.7240.0
J. Kipnis 2B30000100.170.256.248.5041.0
Y. Gomes C40000021.255.330.459.789-1.0
G. Allen CF41300010.238.238.333.5715.5
B. Guyer RF30000113.157.234.314.5480.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Mahtook LF50100024.173.224.250.4742.0
    P. Kozma 3B40110011.333.333.600.9331.5
    V. Martinez DH30000102.228.297.350.6471.0
    J. McCann C21000212.264.326.388.7142.5
    J. Hicks 1B32100101.289.329.526.8565.0
    J. Jones CF40000024.248.298.397.694-1.0
    N. Goodrum RF42252001.257.325.514.83915.0
    J. Iglesias SS31200100.243.293.360.6537.0
    D. Machado 2B40100002.225.265.312.5771.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Encarnacion (3)
      • 3B - G. Allen
      • HR - J. Ramirez (13)
      • RBI - F. Lindor (26), J. Ramirez (28), E. Encarnacion (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (6), J. Ramirez (11), E. Encarnacion (9)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Hicks (6), J. Iglesias (8)
      • HR - N. Goodrum 2 (4)
      • RBI - P. Kozma (5), N. Goodrum 5 (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Mahtook (2), J. Iglesias (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Machado (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (L, 5-2)6.26332413.661.057.0
      E. Marshall0.11222006.752.25-5.0
      Z. McAllister1.01111217.471.531.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (L, 5-2)6.2
      E. Marshall0.1
      Z. McAllister1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 4-2)6.03111514.231.2025.5
      W. Saupold (H, 1)1.01001102.351.431.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 7)0.21100103.051.26-0.5
      D. Stumpf (H, 6)0.10000005.791.790.0
      S. Greene1.02111103.931.47-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 4-2)6.0
      W. Saupold (H, 1)1.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 7)0.2
      D. Stumpf (H, 6)0.1
      S. Greene1.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - C. Carrasco (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 112-73, E. Marshall 18-8, Z. McAllister 25-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 11-5, E. Marshall 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, E. Marshall 4, Z. McAllister 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - W. Saupold (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 92-57, W. Saupold 18-10, J. Jimenez 16-11, D. Stumpf 1-1, S. Greene 23-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 3-10, J. Jimenez 1-1, S. Greene 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 22, W. Saupold 5, J. Jimenez 4, D. Stumpf, S. Greene 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CLE20-20
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      F. Lindor SS50110021.318.383.612.9951.0
      M. Brantley LF50100012.331.362.554.9150.5
      J. Ramirez 3B32111102.288.381.614.9958.0
      E. Encarnacion DH40110011.205.280.411.6902.5
      R. Davis PR-DH00000000.206.261.238.4990.0
      Y. Alonso 1B40000001.216.284.440.7240.0
      J. Kipnis 2B30000100.170.256.248.5041.0
      Y. Gomes C40000021.255.330.459.789-1.0
      G. Allen CF41300010.238.238.333.5715.5
      B. Guyer RF30000113.157.234.314.5480.5
      Total3537313811-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Mahtook LF50100024.173.224.250.4742.0
        P. Kozma 3B40110011.333.333.600.9331.5
        V. Martinez DH30000102.228.297.350.6471.0
        J. McCann C21000212.264.326.388.7142.5
        J. Hicks 1B32100101.289.329.526.8565.0
        J. Jones CF40000024.248.298.397.694-1.0
        N. Goodrum RF42252001.257.325.514.83915.0
        J. Iglesias SS31200100.243.293.360.6537.0
        D. Machado 2B40100002.225.265.312.5771.0
        Total3268625617-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Encarnacion (3)
          • 3B - G. Allen
          • HR - J. Ramirez (13)
          • RBI - F. Lindor (26), J. Ramirez (28), E. Encarnacion (22)
          • 2-Out RBI - F. Lindor (6), J. Ramirez (11), E. Encarnacion (9)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Hicks (6), J. Iglesias (8)
          • HR - N. Goodrum 2 (4)
          • RBI - P. Kozma (5), N. Goodrum 5 (10)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Mahtook (2), J. Iglesias (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Machado (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Carrasco (L, 5-2)6.26332413.661.057.0
          E. Marshall0.11222006.752.25-5.0
          Z. McAllister1.01111217.471.531.0
          Total8.0866562---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Carrasco (L, 5-2)6.2
          E. Marshall0.1
          Z. McAllister1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers (W, 4-2)6.03111514.231.2025.5
          W. Saupold (H, 1)1.01001102.351.431.5
          J. Jimenez (H, 7)0.21100103.051.26-0.5
          D. Stumpf (H, 6)0.10000005.791.790.0
          S. Greene1.02111103.931.47-0.5
          Total9.0732381---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers (W, 4-2)6.0
          W. Saupold (H, 1)1.0
          J. Jimenez (H, 7)0.2
          D. Stumpf (H, 6)0.1
          S. Greene1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • IBB - C. Carrasco (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 112-73, E. Marshall 18-8, Z. McAllister 25-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 11-5, E. Marshall 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 28, E. Marshall 4, Z. McAllister 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - W. Saupold (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 92-57, W. Saupold 18-10, J. Jimenez 16-11, D. Stumpf 1-1, S. Greene 23-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 3-10, J. Jimenez 1-1, S. Greene 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 22, W. Saupold 5, J. Jimenez 4, D. Stumpf, S. Greene 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Lindor singled to center, Allen scored, Guyer to third36
          • 8TH INNING
            Goodrum homered to right center, McCann and Hicks scored26
            Encarnacion doubled to deep right center, Ramirez scored23
          • 4TH INNING
            Goodrum homered to right center, Hicks scored13
          • 3RD INNING
            Kozma grounded out to third, Iglesias scored11
          • 1ST INNING
            Ramirez homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Shane Greene relieved Daniel Stumpf
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Kipnis flied out to center
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gomes struck out on foul tip
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen tripled to deep right center
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guyer walked
            • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Lindor singled to center, Allen scored, Guyer to third
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Warwick Saupold
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Lindor flied out to shallow left
            • M. Brantley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez safe at first on 2nd baseman Machado fielding error
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion doubled to deep right center, Ramirez scored
            • Daniel Stumpf relieved Joe Jimenez
            • Rajai Davis ran for Edwin Encarnacion
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • E. Marshall Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked, McCann to second
            • Zach McAllister relieved Evan Marshall
            • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Goodrum homered to right center, McCann and Hicks scored
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
            • D. Machado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Machado lined out to center
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Iglesias stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Warwick Saupold relieved Mike Fiers
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Alonso flied out to deep left
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kipnis walked
            • Y. Gomes: Strike swinging, Gomes lined out to left
            • G. Allen: Ball, Allen reached on bunt single to pitcher, Kipnis to second
            • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kipnis to third, Allen to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to third
            • D. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Machado lined out to shortstop
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook singled to left
            • Evan Marshall relieved Carlos Carrasco
            • P. Kozma: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Kozma singled to left, Mahtook to second
            • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Brantley flied out to center
            • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
            • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded into fielder's choice to second, Ramirez out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to second
            • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones flied out to deep right
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
            • B. Guyer: Ball, Ball, Guyer grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • P. Kozma: Strike looking, Kozma grounded out to second
            • V. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann fouled out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion struck out looking
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso popped out to shortstop
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kipnis flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks doubled to deep right center
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones flied out to center
            • N. Goodrum: Goodrum homered to right center, Hicks scored
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Iglesias doubled to deep left
            • D. Machado: Machado flied out to center
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Mahtook struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • G. Allen: Strike looking, Ball, Allen reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • B. Guyer: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Guyer lined out to center
            • F. Lindor: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to right center, Allen to third
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Ball, Iglesias singled to center
            • D. Machado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Machado singled to shallow center, Iglesias to second
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Iglesias to third, Machado out at second
            • P. Kozma: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mahtook stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kozma grounded out to third, Iglesias scored
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez intentionally walked
            • J. McCann: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso fouled out to third
            • J. Kipnis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kipnis flied out to deep right
            • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Gomes flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks reached on fielder's choice to second, McCann out at second
            • J. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Brantley lined out to left
            • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez homered to right
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion lined out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Carrasco Pitching:
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Mahtook grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Kozma: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kozma struck out swinging
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)