Kinsler's helmet knocked off by pitch, Tigers top Indians

Kinsler's helmet knocked off by pitch, Tigers top Indians

Detroit has lost 13 of 14 to the Indians and been outscored 91-40 in the season series. Hanley Ramirez and Bogaerts each had three hits for the AL East-leading Red Sox (84-64), who entered two games ahead of Toronto and Baltimore (both 81-66).

Bauer hit three Tigers batters in the first three innings as he tried to establish the inside part of the plate.

Carlos Carrasco, the Indians' No. 2 starting pitcher, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of a 1-0, 10-inning victory over the Tigers.

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Cleveland, which opened an eight-game lead over second-place Detroit, said Carrasco sustained a non-displaced fracture of his pitching hand. "I was trying to go in with that pitch and accidentally threw it behind him", Norris said. Right-handers Josh Tomlin and Mike Clevinger have been moved from the bullpen and will start this week.

"I'm not happy about it", said Detroit manager Brad Ausmus.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on RBI singles by Brandon Guyer and Abraham Almonte.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he didn't think Bauer was trying to hit anyone on objective, but didn't like the results. "Would never intentionally throw at someone's head". Among active players in the majors, only 33-year-old Robinson Cano appears anywhere close to Cabrera's record, with 2,191 hits spanning his 12-year career so far.

The Indians answered back with a home run by Carlos Santana off Alex Wilson in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Tigers' lead to 6-5.

Tigers: 3B Nick Castellanos (broken left hand) began taking batting practice in Lakeland, Florida, on Saturday and could be activated off the disabled list early next week.

Indians: OF Lonnie Chisenhall (strained abdominal muscle), who has been out of the starting lineup since Thursday, pinch hit in the ninth.

Tigers: LHP Matt Boyd is scheduled to pitch the opener of a three-game series in Minnesota on September 20.



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