Detroit, MI -- Corey Kluber spun six strong innings to earn his first major league victory, as the Cleveland Indians downed the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set Monday at Comerica Park.
Kluber (1-3), making his seventh big league start, allowed two runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Cody Allen and Esmil Rogers each fired hitless frames in relief before Vinnie Pestano worked around a leadoff double in the ninth to nail down his second save of the season.
Asdrubal Cabrera knocked in a pair, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly to help the Indians win for the second time in their last three games on the heels of a six-game skid.
Delmon Young finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Tigers, who entered the game tied with Chicago for the AL Central lead after sweeping the White Sox in a three-game weekend set.
Darin Downs (1-1) was charged with the loss after loading the bases in the seventh before Cabrera's go-ahead fly.
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