The Detroit Tigers won the first of a two game set with the Cleveland Indians 5-1 last night in Cleveland.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Andy Dirks added a solo shot and had two RBIs for Detroit, who had dropped four of their last five.
Max Scherzer improved his record to 6-0. He went eight innings and gave up one run on two hits while striking out three. He retired the last 22 batters he faced.
With the win, the Tigers improved their record to 24-and-19, and are now one-and-a-half games behind the Indians for first place in the AL Central.
Tonight, Justin Verlander (4-4, 3.17 ERA) will start for Detroit and Cleveland sends Ubaldo Jimenez (3-2, 5.31 ERA) to the mound. First pitch at Progressive Field is 7:05 p.m.
Elsewhere it was the Milwaukee Brewers 5, and the Los Angeles Dodgers 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5 to 4.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes radio Sports