Tigers lose to Indians at Comerica Park

Second game with bench coach Lloyd McClendon as interim manager

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers flies out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Comerica Park on September 20, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) (Duane Burleson , 2020 Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park Sunday.

The final score was 7 to 4.

It was the second game played after Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement Saturday. The first game -- also against the Indians -- was won by the Tigers Saturday. The score was 5 to 2.

Carlos Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Cleveland took three of four in this series after entering on an eight-game losing streak, and now the Indians are closing in on a postseason berth. Ramirez had two multihomer games in the series — he also hit two Thursday night.

Matthew Boyd (2-7) was perfect through four innings for the Tigers, but the Indians scored three runs in the fifth. Then Ramirez added two-run homers in the sixth and seventh to make it 7-0.

Miguel Cabrera hit his 484th career home run for Detroit in the eighth.

Carrasco (3-4) struck out 11 and retired the Tigers in order in five of his seven innings. He allowed a hit and a walk to start the Detroit third but escaped that jam. He walked two in the seventh but also struck out three in what was his final frame.

Carrasco is now tied with Herb Score on the Indians' career list with 26 games of at least 10 strikeouts. He moved out of a tie with Trevor Bauer.

This was Carrasco’s first win of September, but he’s been impressive this month, allowing one run or fewer in three of his four starts.

Carlos Santana singled up the middle leading off the fifth for the first Cleveland baserunner. The Indians took the lead on Jordan Luplow’s RBI single, and Delino DeShields added a two-run single that inning.

Willi Castro hit an RBI single in the eighth, and Cabrera followed with a two-run homer. Niko Goodrum doubled home another run in the ninth for Detroit.

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