Napoli’s homer continues Indians’ mastery of Tigers 5-3


CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 5: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Mike Napoli #26 after Napoli hit a two-run home run to take the lead over the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on July 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND, Ohio– Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians remained perfect in 10 games against the Detroit Tigers this season with a 5-3 victory on Monday night.

Napoli hit an 0-1 pitch from Bruce Rondon (2-1) into the left-field bleachers, helping the Indians to their 12th straight win at home.

Jeff Manship (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 18th save. The game ended when Jose Iglesias bounced into a double play. Iglesias was called safe at first, but it was reversed after a replay review.

Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. The win also ended Cleveland’s two-game skid that followed a franchise-record 14-game winning streak.

Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya homered for Detroit, which had won six straight.

The game got off to a late start due to a rain delay.

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