Cabrera's HR caps 5-run rally in 10th for Tigers

5:31 PM, Aug 5, 2012   |    comments
Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
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DETROIT  --  Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer capped a stunning five-run rally by Detroit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tigers a 10-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Cleveland has lost nine straight, and this one slipped away in unthinkable fashion. With two outs and nobody on - and the Indians up 8-5 - Chris Perez (0-3) walked Alex Avila and pinch-hitter Andy Dirks. Austin Jackson doubled home a run, and Omar Infante's two-run single tied it.

Cabrera followed with a towering drive that eventually cleared the fence in left-center. Detroit never had the lead before then.

Travis Hafner and Ezequiel Carrera had hit back-to-back solo homers for Cleveland in the 10th.

Detroit's Darin Downs (1-0) earned his first career win.


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