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CLEVELAND — Derek Lowe had a rough night on the hill at Progressive Field. He lasted six innings, but gave up five runs; four of them earned in a 5-3 loss to the Tigers.

Lowe allowed one run in the first inning as Miguel Cabrera, who has been blistering the baseball at a pace over .400 the past 23 games, laced a single the other way to plate the first run of the game.

Detroit got two in the second inning. The Indians answered in the bottom of the third as Casey Kotchman spanked a two-run homer. In the fifth, Prince Fielder drove home the Tigers’ fourth run, and in the sixth, Quintin Berry brought home No. 5.

The Indians were only able to get a lone run in the ninth inning on a Travis Hafner homer.  It was not enough, and the Tigers took a 5-3 win at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

Indians and Tigers play the final game of the series, and of the Indians current homestand, on Thursday night at 7:05.