Cleveland (USA), Apr 11 (EFE) .- The starter Logan Allen worked five innings and obtained his first victory with the Cleveland Indians, who completed a three-game sweep by defeating the Tigers 5-2. Detroit, who could be without Venezuelan slugger Miguel Cabrera for a while.
Allen (1-1) found his rhythm after hitting a batter on his second pitch and walking two on his first. He held on and allowed just one run and two hits in five innings.
The southpaw, who arrived in Cleveland as part of the 2019 trade deadline, earned a rotation spot after a solid camp in Arizona.
Closer Emmanuel Clase, with over 100 mph on nearly every pitch, worked in the ninth for his second save.
For the Tigers, Venezuelan catcher Wilson Ramos (4) sent the ball down the street in the seventh inning, with no runners ahead, on the work of relief Nick Wittgren.
The defeat of the Tigers was carried by the Dominican closer José Ureña (0-2) in four and two-thirds innings.
For the first time this season, Cabrera was not in the middle of Detroit’s lineup.
The 11-time All-Star was placed on the 10-day disabled list before the game with a strained left bicep.
The four-time AL batting champion has been dealing with sore muscles for a while.
But after feeling bad while swinging in Saturday’s game, Tigers manager AJ Hinch told him to take time off.
The 37-year-old Cabrera has 2,869 career hits and 488 home runs. EFE