Indians hit 2 homers off Justin Verlander, beat Tigers 2-1

Posted at 8:22 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 08:22:19-04

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Santana and Marlon Byrd homered off Justin Verlander, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Josh Tomlin (2-0) allowed one run and four hits over 6 2-3 innings. Zach McAllister and Bryan Shaw followed with 1 2-3 innings of scoreless relief. Cody Allen pitched the ninth, getting Miguel Cabrera to pop up in foul territory for the first out, and earned his fifth save in as many chances.

Verlander (1-2) gave up four hits, but two were costly because they went over the fence in right field. He walked two and struck out 10.

Cleveland had lost three of four. Detroit has dropped four of its last five games.