DETROIT — Aaron Civale dominated the Detroit Tigers again, taking a shutout into the ninth inning in the Cleveland Indians' 4-1 victory.
Civale improved to 6-0 with a 2.19 ERA in seven career starts against the Tigers (18-30), including three wins this season. He allowed one run, six hits and a walk in eight-plus innings.
Civale started the ninth but left after Jeimer Candelario singled and Miguel Cabrera walked. James Karinchak allowed an RBI single to Jonathan Schoop and walked Akil Baddoo to load the bases with one out. Willi Castro took a called third strike and Eric Haase flew out to give Karinchak his sixth save.
Cesar Hernandez homered to lead off the game and Owner Miller added to the lead in the fourth with his first Major League RBI. In the eighth, Jordan Luplow snapped an 0 for 18 slide with a two-run home run over the left center field wall, giving the Tribe (26-20) some much-needed insurance.
The Indians will go for three in a row Wednesday night behind the pitching of rookie Triston McKenzie (1-3, 6.89 ERA), who was recently sent down to Triple-A only to be called back up due to injuries and other issues in the rotation. José Ureña (2-4, 4.62) will start for Detroit.
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