CLEVELAND, May 23 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis raced home with the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Prince Fielder in the eighth Wednesday, leading Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over Detroit.
The Indians have won seven of their last nine and defeated the Tigers for the second straight night.
Cleveland overcame a 2-0 deficit in the sixth on Travis Hafner's two-run homer and then moved in front thanks to a miscue by Fielder.
Kipnis reached on a one-out single in the eighth off Phil Coke (1-1) and went to third on a double by Asdrubal Cabrera. Hafner then hit a chopper to Fielder at first base and Kipnis broke for the plate on contact.
Fielder had plenty of time to get Kipnis at home, but his throw short hopped catcher Alex Avila and bounced away. Cabrera moved to third on the play and scored the second run of the inning on a sacrifice fly from Carlos Santana.
Vinnie Pestano (2-0) got the win by working his way out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. Chris Perez struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 15th save, one behind Baltimore's Jim Johnson for the major league lead.