Indians edge Tigers again 3-2

Tigers drop 2nd-straight to Indians in Detroit

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DETROIT - Justin Masterson pitched six solid innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory over the playoff-chasing Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for Detroit, but the Tigers missed another opportunity against a struggling team. Masterson (11-12) allowed two runs and four hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Four relievers finished, with Chris Perez pitching a perfect ninth for his 34th save in 38 chances.

Rick Porcello (9-11) allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

The Indians had lost 29 of 35 before taking the first two games of this series.

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