The Tigers opened a four-game series against the Indians with a 7-5 loss in Cleveland Thursday night.
Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose, Nick Castellanos and Andrew Romine each batted in a run.
Starter Alfredo Simon got a no-decision, giving up five runs on nine hits in six innings of work.
Reliever Blaine Hardy was charged with the loss after surrendering the go-ahead two run homerun to Michael Brantley in the eighth inning.
Tonight, Justin Verlander goes for Detroit and Cleveland counters with Cody Anderson.
First pitch is 7:10 p.m.
Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 0
Colorado Rockies 4, San Diego Padres 3
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (13 innings)
Cleveland Indians 7, Detroit Tigers 5
New York Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 2
Cincinatti Reds 11, St. Louis Cardinals 0
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports