Indians beat Tigers to kick off doubleheader

SPORTS NETORK

, Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET

Cleveland, OH – Trevor Crowe's two-out RBI single in the seventh inning gave Cleveland a 4-3 win over Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader from Progressive Field.

Fausto Carmona (9-7) went seven-plus innings and yielded three runs on six hits while surviving six walks to post his fourth straight quality start during which he's gone 3-1.

Jason Donald and Michael Brantley each had two hits and drove in a run for the Indians, who won the opener to this four-game series, 8-2, on Friday.

Chris Perez saved his eighth game of the year in place of Kerry Wood, who landed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a blister on his right index finger.

Detroit's Justin Verlander struck out nine over six frames while surrendering three runs on six hits with a season-high five walks. Phil Coke (5-1) came on in the seventh and served up a double to Matt LaPorta before Crowe delivered the deciding run.

Carlos Guillen had a two-run single and Brandon Inge knocked in the other run with a double -- all in the first inning -- as the Tigers dropped their third straight game.


Videos

Photos