Indians top Tigers 5-4 for 13th straight home win
Sun, 01 May 2011 21:12:52 GMT —
CLEVELAND (AP) - Michael Brantley singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday to extend their home winning streak to 13 games. Cleveland's sixth straight win overall increased the Tigers' losing streak to six. The three-game sweep gave the Indians four series sweeps this season, matching their total for 2010 when they went 69-93. Brantley followed a tying RBI single by Orlando Cabrera by lining an 0-1 pitch from Joaquin Benoit (0-2) to left, scoring Shelley Duncan from second base. Matt LaPorta added a sacrifice fly for his third RBI and a 5-3 lead as Cleveland extended its best home start in 70 years. The Indians are 13-2 at home for the first time since 1941 and have baseball's best record at 19-8.