Verlander gives up 9 runs as Indians beat Tigers 13


Cabrera wouldn't divulge his intent for conveying disdain for the Indians in the first inning, other than to say "it was an argument between Francona and me".

April 14, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a three run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Bauer, of course, couldn't flirt with the inside part of the plate without risk, since umpires issued a warning to both sides after Cabrera's first-inning antics.

Cleveland - The pitchers' duel showed up a day late. That said, I like Carrasco here and think he'll pitch well. "No one else. He made his point, I made my point. I've got to do better than that", Norris said. "He got behind it and it just turned out to be no advancement, nobody even thought anything of it", said Francona. I can't tell you whether it is or isn't.

Over the course of his six-year major league tenure, Chisenhall has logged action at third base (2,794.1 innings), right field (1,241.1 innings) and first base (64.1 innings).

Miguel Cabrera can affect a ballgame in a whole lot of ways, but who knew he could change a game by complaining? "He got a ball and he was going to try to throw it out, but it took about a step and a half as opposed to maybe a half step because he wanted to get more on it". After sitting through nine games waiting for the first one, fans finally saw their favorite first baseman get his rhythm.

Mariners 5, Rangers 0: James Paxton extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 21 innings, Taylor Motter hit a three-run homer and Seattle beat visiting Texas. Lonnie Chisenhall's pinch hit grand slam put the Tribe down by a run in the final inning after they trailed 6-0.

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En route to winning their first AL Central title since 2007 with a 94-67 record, the Indians prevailed in the first 11 games against Detroit and won 14 of 18 overall.

It was his worst loss to the Indians since allowing eight runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings on June 26, 2016.

A pair of aces will square off Saturday when the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers play the middle game of their three-game series at Progressive Field. Bauer also hit Ian Kinsler in the helmet, resulting in a concussion.

"You go into the game thinking it's going to be a pitchers' duel, but that didn't happen", Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. "You throw in there and it doesn't get called a strike, or he checked-swings or takes a full swing and it gets called a ball and he gets upset or - I don't know".

For Carrasco (1-0, 2.13), the start will be a reminder of the last time he pitched against the Tigers. With one out, Michael Brantley and Encarnacion singled. The fund supports community organizations that provide educational assistance and resources to help curb youth violence.

Tigers: OF J.D. Martinez (sprained right foot) is taking swings off a pitching machine, but hasn't been cleared to run on a field.

Another explanation is that Chisenhall's home run put the team back in Friday's game, giving them a reason to keep fighting for a win and making them want one that much more on Saturday. Kipnis (right shoulder inflammation) missed a couple days after getting hit on the hand with a pitch. Bauer tossed his first pitch up and in to Cabrera, who took exception, turned toward the Indians' dugout and started jawing with Francona.