CLEVELAND -- Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, while Andy Dirks added a solo shot and two RBI as Detroit downed Cleveland, 5-1, in the first of a two-game set.
Prince Fielder knocked in the other run and Victor Martinez contributed three hits for the Tigers, who had dropped four of five coming in.
Max Scherzer (6-0) worked eight strong innings, giving up just two hits and one run while striking out seven with one walk.
Michael Bourn finished with two hits and scored the lone run on Michael Brantley's first-inning sacrifice fly for the Indians, whose five-game win streak came to an end.
Corey Kluber (3-3) lasted 6 1/3 frames in defeat, allowing eight hits and three runs despite fanning eight.
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