DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians had lost 14 of their 17 games to the Tigers this season, and the story was no different Saturday night as the Motown Blues continued for the Tribe.
Carlos Santana opened the scoring with an RBI single to center, scoring Michael Bourn.
It was all Tigers after that.
First, Omar Infante hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir, making it 3-1 Tigers.
Then Infante went deep again, with a two-run shot that bounced off Michael Brantley’s glove for the 6-2 Detroit lead.
Santana then struck again, crushing the ball deep to center field. Austin Jackson slammed into the wall trying to make the catch. Santana raced all the way around for an inside the park homer, closing the gap, making it 6-5 Tigers.
But Jackson stayed in the game, and put it away with a two-run triple to left field.
The Tigers took another one from the Tribe, 10-5.
The final game of the series is Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.