DETROIT – Russell Branyan and Shin-Soo Choo hit homers, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Jake Westbrook (3-3) gave up a run on five hits and a walk over 7 2-3 innings.
Chris Perez stranded two runners in the eighth by getting Magglio Ordonez to pop up. Kerry Wood gave up an unearned run on Alex Avila's RBI single after Branyan's two-out error, letting the Tigers pull within a run before earning his third save in four
Jeremy Bonderman (2-3) didn't allow a run until Branyan hit a solo home run in the fifth. Choo followed with a solo shot the next inning. Mark Grudzielanek's (grood-zihl-AHN'-ehks) RBI single in the eighth gave Cleveland a two-run cushion it needed.