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Tigers overcome early deficit, but fall short against Cleveland in Labor Day matinee


For an end of game Tigers score update, text SCORES to 80373.

DETROIT (1660 THE FAN) – The Tigers looked to continue their recent momentum at home in the first of a three-game set against the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Runs came at a premium, and Detroit couldn’t figure out Cleveland’s pitching as they dropped the afternoon game 3-2.

Anibal Sanchez had a decent start for Detroit, giving up eight hits in six innings of work while allowing two runs, though neither was earned.

Delmon Young continued his hot streak, starting Detroit’s scoring in the bottom of the first with a game-tying single. Jhonny Peralta also had an RBI in the game.

The Tigers had an opportunity to tie the game in the ninth with one out and one runner in scoring position, but Peralta struck out and Alex Avila hit a ground ball out to secure the win for Cleveland.

Corey Kluber gets his first win of the season for the Indians, moving his record to 1-3 on the year. Darin Downs drops to 1-1 on the year after taking the loss.

With the loss, the Tigers fall half a game behind Chicago pending tonight’s game.

Rick Porcello takes the mound for Detroit tomorrow and will be looking for a very elusive tenth win of the season in the second game of the series against Cleveland. Broadcast begins at 6:40 p.m. live on 590 WKZO.

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