Tigers' Cabrera ejected in 6th inning against Indians

"It's basically what they thought", Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after his team's 12-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann watches.

Tomlin retired Miguel Cabrera on a fly out, but Victor Martinez doubled off the center-field wall.

In Wednesday's matchup, the Tigers will send impressive rookie Michael Fulmer (8-2, 2.17) to the mound.

Norris left Monday's game against Cleveland in the third inning with the injury.

Meanwhile, first-place Cleveland suffered its first loss at home in 14 games, while losing for just the third time overall in 19 games.

Many of these 11 wins, like Tuesday night's, have been beat-downs - the Indians have now outscored the Tigers 77-24, a reversal of pre-2016 trends. Cleveland leads Detroit by 7 1/2 games in the AL Central.

"Today was unfortunate. I put us in a hole early".

"You go into very game thinking anyone can win".

Lonnie Chisenhall was 4 for 5 with three RBIs while Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin homered. He improved to 9-2 after holding the Indians to just a pair of runs (and only one earned) on five hits and two walks in six innings of work. Will Harris, who was named to his first All-Star team on Tuesday, pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.

"We don't finish an inning, and it allows Miggy to come to the plate", Indians manager Terry Francona said.

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"There's nothing baffling", he said. "We like to get to him and let him take three good swings".

They play today at 12:10 p.m.

The Tigers offense helped get Fulmer out of a 2 run deficit after the 3rd inning by responding with 3 runs in the 4th inning and 5 runs in the 5th inning. Cabrera was justifiably upset, and he was visibly agitated, gesturing and yelling towards the officiating crew after they ruled a fair ball and ground out on a ball that appeared to glance off his shin.

Jose Ramirez and Abraham Almonte each doubled and were the only Indians with extra-base hits. The umpires briefly met and the out call stood.

Reds 9, Cubs 5: John Lackey's winless streak stretched to five games as Cincinnati's Zack Cozart belted his 13th home run. On one, he made his trademark diving stop and throw to beat Justin Upton to the bag and end the sixth.

Chris Tillman (11-2) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two while facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career.

Cameron Maybin also homered for the Tigers, who are 5-2 in the first seven contests of an 11-game road trip to Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Toronto. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. He was hitless in three at-bats before being ejected.

Nick Castellanos felt the effects of a stomach ailment. He had surgery for a torn right labrum in November and began the season on the DL.

Fulmer said he was lucky to avoid the wrath of Kipnis' spikes and was just shaken up for a moment while trying to assess how his ankle would respond. On a 1-1 pitch to Maybin, Kinsler advanced to second on catcher Chris Gimenez's passed ball. Tomlin came back with a much more tantalizing cutter (86), nasty enough to have gotten an out against numerous batters.