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MLB: Detroit 5, Cleveland 1

May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, May 21 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera launched his fourth homer in two games Tuesday, belting a two-run shot in the sixth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over Cleveland 5-1.

The Tigers were trailing 1-0 in the sixth when Andy Dirks tied it with a solo blast off Indians starter Corey Kluber.

Torii Hunter followed with a double and Cabrera then golfed a pitch over the center field fence, putting Detroit ahead to stay.

The long ball was Cabrera's 12th of the year and came after he socked three round-trippers in Sunday's loss to Texas. The Tigers star raised his MLB-best RBI total to 49 -- he also leads the majors with a .384 batting average.

Max Scherzer (6-0) baffled the Tribe on one run over eight innings, allowing only two hits while walking one and striking out seven as the second-place Tigers drew to within 1 1/2 games of American League Central-leading Cleveland.

Kluber (3-3) ended up yielding three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 frames.

Michael Brantley got the only RBI for the Indians, who dropped the first of a two-game set.

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