Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder stroked a go-ahead two-run
double in the top of the 14th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to their 11th
straight victory with a 6-5 triumph over the Cleveland Indians in the third
contest of a four-game series at Progressive Field.
Austin Jackson started the frame with a double off Bryan Shaw (2-3) before
moving to third on Torii Hunter's fly out to right.
After an intentional walk to Hernan Perez, Marc Rzepczynski entered from the
bullpen and got Fielder in an 0-2 hole before the lefty slugger scorched a
double into the gap in left-center field to bring home both runners.
Jeremy Bonderman (2-3) spun three scoreless innings of one-hit ball in relief
to notch the victory, his first as a Tiger since Sept. 8, 2010. Joaquin Benoit
secured his 14th save of the season, despite giving up a run in the bottom of
Miguel Cabrera clubbed a two-run homer and Jackson added a solo shot for the
Tigers, who are riding their longest winning streak since a 12-game spurt from
Sept. 2-14, 2011.
Nick Swisher collected three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles, while Yan
Gomes smacked a solo homer and finished with two RBI for Cleveland, which had
won 10 of 11 before dropping the first three games of this series. The Indians
trail the Tigers by six games in the AL Central.
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