Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Michael Brantley belted a three-run homer and Casey Kotchman added a two-run blast as the Cleveland Indians downed the Detroit Tigers, 9-6, in the middle test of a three-game set at Comerica Park.
Johnny Damon added a two-run single and Shin-Soo Choo clubbed three hits and scored three times as the Tribe topped the Tigers for the fifth straight time.
Jeanmar Gomez (4-4) got the win despite allowing six runs on seven hits and one walk over five frames, while Chris Perez fired a scoreless ninth to record his 19th save of the season.
Max Scherzer (5-4) surrendered eight runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Miguel Cabrera and Don Kelly both hit solo shots, but the Tigers lost for the seventh time in nine games.
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