Eric Haase homered, Riley Greene knocked in two runs and the host Detroit Tigers completed a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Guardians with a 5-3 victory on Monday night.
Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop supplied two hits, a run and an RBI in the nightcap, and he finished the doubleheader with six hits. Harold Castro added two hits and a run.
Tyler Alexander (2-3) tossed 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and recorded the win. Joe Jimenez got the last three outs for his first save of the season.
Tigers starter Alex Faedo departed after 3 2/3 innings due to a right hip injury. He allowed three runs, four hits and four walks.
The Tigers won the opener 4-1 behind Garrett Hill, who pitched six innings in his major league debut.
Franmil Reyes scored a run and drove in another for Cleveland. Konnor Pilkington started the game and gave up three runs (one earned) and four hits in four innings. Trevor Stephan (3-3) gave up the go-ahead run and took the loss.
Schoop led off the bottom of the third with a double. He advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Greene’s grounder, as Schoop beat the throw from second baseman Andres Gimenez.
The Guardians busted out in the fourth. Amed Rosario walked and Jose Ramirez followed with a single. Reyes then doubled to left, driving in a run. Gimenez hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Ramirez. Reyes scored on an Owen Miller single.
Detroit tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the inning. Haase reached on a two-base error by Pilkington and moved to third on Harold Castro’s single. Haase scored on Schoop’s one-out single, and Castro came home on Victor Reyes’ fielder’s-choice grounder.
The Tigers moved ahead in the sixth. Spencer Torkelson led off with a single and moved to third on Reyes’ two-out single. Greene knocked in Torkelson with an infield hit.
Haase nudged Detroit’s advantage to 5-3 in the seventh with his sixth homer of the season, off Bryan Shaw.
–Field Level Media