Detroit Tigers' pitching turning tables on Cleveland Indians this season

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber left a game Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers because of back discomfort.

Cabrera wasted no time making his presence known, belting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber in the third inning.

Cabrera played in 158 games previous year, hitting.316 with 38 home runs and 108 RBIs. He has went at least six innings in all five starts, allowing no more than three runs.

The Tigers are 4-1 against the Indians this season. It magnifies things if you're not quite locked in, it makes your pitches that much worse. Among the 11 runs he's allowed, nine have come during the first three innings. Salazar may get some strikeouts on this Detroit lineup, but the Tigers have still been good at producing runs at home.

The Indians bullpen pitched five no-hit innings, striking out seven, but the offense couldn't take advantage. Avila's two-out RBI single later in the inning made it 5-1. Cleveland DH Edwin Encarnacion saw his 18-game streak of reaching safely end with an 0-for-4. Iglesias was batting.154 (2-for-13) lifetime off Kluber.

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Reese Hampton drove in two runs with RBI groundouts in Sunday's 3-0 win that was shortened to six innings because of rain. Freshman attack Emily Hawryschuk scored four times to lead SU past the Tar Heels, their only loss since February 25.

General manager Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Syndergaard's stint on the DL likely would be measured in weeks rather than days, though he avoided divulging a specific timeline. Miguel Cabrera was on second with nobody out when Martinez grounded out to the shortstop.

Lonnie Chisenhall's sixth-inning triple pulled the Indians within three runs at 5-2, but Verlander retired Abraham Almonte to end the inning.

The Detroit Tigers didn't wait long to call this one. Rodriguez fell behind 3-0 to Santana, battled back to a full count, but ultimately gave up the walk.

Miguel Cabrera had one major complaint about his return from the disabled list. "And it's a confidence booster to prove to myself and to prove to everyone that I can hit up here and I can help the team", the 27-year-old Hicks said, downplaying that there was any added pressure to try to fill Cabrera's shoes.

"But end of the day, got the job done".