Sports
5:35 am
Wed September 2, 2009

3 HRs lift Tigers past Indians, 8-5

DETROIT – Placido Polanco and Carlos Guillen homered on successive pitches and Brandon Inge also went deep, lifting the Detroit Tigers to an 8-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Aubrey Huff added three RBIs for Detroit, which won its second straight.

Edwin Jackson (11-6) allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings, walking two and striking out six. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 30th save in 31 chances.

Andy Marte homered for Cleveland.

Carlos Carrasco (0-1), making his major league debut, gave up six runs on nine hits in three innings, walking three and striking out three. Carrasco, who was obtained from Philadelphia in the Cliff Lee deal, allowed all three home runs after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus.