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MLB: Detroit 10, Cleveland 8 (10 innings)

Aug. 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrara blasted a two-run homer in the 10th inning Sunday, completing a wild rally that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 10-8 win over Cleveland.

The Indians seemed in control of the contest after they had forged an 8-5 lead in the top of the 10th thanks to back-to-back homers from Travis Hafner and Ezequiel Carrera.

But the Tigers came right back in the next half-inning against Indians closer Chris Perez (0-3) -- all with two out.

Alex Avila and pinch-hitter Andy Dirks began the rally by drawing walks and Austin Jackson added a double for an RBI. Omar Infante (4-for-6, three RBI) followed with a soft liner into center field to chase home Dirks and Jackson for the game-tying runs.

That brought up Cabrera, who smacked a pitch into the center field bullpen to give the Tigers a come-from-behind victory and a three-game series sweep.

Jackson finished with four hits Darin Downs (1-0) earned the victory for the second-place Tigers, who stayed 1 1/2 games behind the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

Carrera, Hafner and Michael Brantley each had three hits for Cleveland, which lost its ninth straight.

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