MLB: Cleveland 4, Detroit 0

Sept. 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles belted a tie-breaking grand slam in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Cleveland Indians over Detroit 4-0.

Tribe starter Danny Salazar hurled six innings of shutout ball, scattering six hit without a walk while striking out five.

Nick Hagadone, Cody Allen and Joe Smith (6-2) combined for two more scoreless frames, but the game remained in a scoreless deadlock until the ninth.

That's when Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley drew consecutive walks from Joaquin Benoit (4-1) to lead off the inning.

Asdrubel Cabrera sacrificed to move the runners up and Jason Kubel was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Aviles then stepped in and socked a 2-2 pitch over the left-field fence for a grand slam.

Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep with the victory, pulling to within 7 1/2 games of American League Central-leading Detroit.

Tigers starter Justin Verlander hurled seven shutout inning, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning six.

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