Tribe Comes Back and Hangs On in Motown; Indians 5, Tigers 4

Carlos Santana homered and Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Indians to a 5-4 victory Saturday.

Carrasco (8-5), who started the game 1-4 with a 9.45 ERA in six outings at Comerica Park, struck out eight and allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings to help disappoint a sellout crowd that turned out for Verlander’s season debut.

David Murphy tied the game in the sixth with an RBI triple that chased Hardy and Jan Gomes brought him home two pitches later with a sacrifice fly off Alex Wilson. Murphy scored his second run on Gomes’ deep eighth-inning double.

Jose Iglesias and Anthony Gose had consecutive two-out singles in the eighth but Allen struck out Davis to keep the Indians ahead. Cabrera walked and got to third on Yoenis Cespedes‘ bloop single with one out in the ninth but Cody Allen got Martinez to ground into a game-ending double play.

W: Carlos Carrasco (8-5)

L: Blaine Hardy (2-1)

S: Cody Allen (14)

HR: Santana (7, 4th inning off Verlander 0 on, 0 Out); J.D. Martinez (11, 8th inning off Shaw 0 on, 0 Out)

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