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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 am


Indians' bullpen ace can't hold off Tigers

Associated Press

DETROIT – JaCoby Jones homered and doubled, and the Detroit Tigers rallied against Andrew Miller during a five-run seventh inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-8 on Tuesday night.

The Indians led 4-0 and 8-4 before Detroit's breakthrough seventh for its third straight win. Miller (1-2) allowed two inherited runners to score, then allowed two runs of his own. He faced six batters, giving up two doubles and three walks while getting one out.

Louis Coleman (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning, and Shane Greene, pitching for the fourth straight day, worked the ninth for his ninth save. Nicholas Castellanos also homered for Detroit.

After Dan Otero gave up a run and left two on for Miller in the seventh, Jones and Pete Kozma hit back-to-back RBI doubles before walks by Victor Martinez and Niko Goodrum loaded the bases with two outs. Miller then walked John Hicks to force in the tying run.

Brandon Guyer hit a first-pitch fastball into the Tigers bullpen for his first career grand slam in the first inning off starter Francisco Liriano.

Jones led off the bottom of the inning with his third homer, the 14th hit off Josh Tomlin this season. Erik Gonzalez made it 5-1 with a homer in the second.

Hicks pulled the Tigers within 5-2 with an RBI single in the fifth, and Jose Iglesias' run-scoring groundout made it a two-run game.

Davis, though, hit a two-run double off Reininger in the sixth to give Cleveland a 7-3 lead, and he scored on Ramirez's double off Hicks' glove at first.

Castellanos homered in the sixth.


PADRES4, ROCKIES 0: In San Diego, right-hander Jordan Lyles came within five outs of the first perfect game in Padres history before allowing a single to Trevor Story.

Lyles (1-1), who moved into the rotation last week, retired the first 22 Rockies batters before Story's single with one out in the eighth inning landed just in front of left fielder Franchy Cordero.

Lyles then walked Pat Valaika and made way for Kirby Yates. Lyles matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. The Rockies hit only two balls out of the infield before Story singled.

San Diego is the only major league that without a no-hitter covering 7,858 games since their expansion season of 1969.


PIRATES 7, WHITE SOX 0: In Pittsburgh, Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven strong innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first, and Pittsburgh beat Chicago.

Williams (5-2) struck out six and walked none in his longest outing of the season.

YANKEES-NATIONALS, sspd: In Washington, Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly as New York rallied from a three-run deficit, but the game against Washington was suspended with the score 3-3 after 5 innings because of rain.

It will continue at 5:05 p.m. today before the finale of the two-game interleague series.