Nobody can say that the Indians don't have a flare for the dramatics. They snapped their four game losing streak Sunday, edging out the Detroit Tigers 9-6 at Progressive Field.
Corey Kluber was spectacular pitching 6 1/3 innings striking out 10 Tigers batters. He left the game giving the bullpen a 6-1 lead. However the Indians bullpen made that lead disappear as the game became tied at 6 by the 8th inning. Joe Smith allowed one run in relief, but Vinnie Pestano did the most damage. He surrendered a three-run homer to Torii Hunter in the 8th that tied the game at 6.
Michael Brantley came to the rescue in the 8th with a two run home run to give the Tribe an 8-6 lead. That was Brantley's second homer of the game, which gave him a total of 5 RBI's on the afternoon.
The Indians tacked on one more run for good measure as Chris Perez picked up his 9th save of the season, striking out one and getting Alex Avila to hit into a game ending double play.
The Indians had nine hits on the day, four of them home runs.
The Tribe has chance to split the four game series with Detroit Monday night as Scott Kazmir faces the red hot Max Scherzer.