Brantley, Napoli lead Indians to sweep of Tigers, 9-4

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 5: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians hits a three run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on May 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the sixth straight time this season, 9-4 on Thursday night.

Brantley, who missed most of April after offseason surgery on his right shoulder, came into the game batting .167. He had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the eighth, raising his average to .276.

Brantley also ended a potential Detroit rally in the sixth with a catch on the warning track after a long run.

Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings and overcame Nick Castellanos’ three-run homer in the fourth.

Napoli’s homer off rookie Michael Fulmer (1-1) capped a four-run first inning in which six straight hitters reached base.