By Dave Hart

Indians 9, Tigers 4 – The Cleveland Indians completed their second three-game sweep against the Tigers on Thursday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, the Tigers responded with three runs in the fourth before Cleveland responded with five unanswered runs.

The Indians were led by Mike Napoli with a three-run homer, while Michael Brantley added a double and three RBIs and Rajai Davis chipped in with two RBIs.

Nick Castellanos remained hot, hitting a three-run home run while Jarrod Saltalamacchia had an RBI.

Detroit’s rookie starting pitcher Michael Fulmer loss his first career game, allowing five runs on 10 hits while striking out six batters in five innings.Eye on the D

The Tigers are now 14-13 on the season, good for a three-way tie for second place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit will look to bounce back at home against the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

Record: 14-13

Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (4.5 games behind Chicago)

Tied with three teams for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 137

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 140

Next Game: 05/06/2016 vs Texas Rangers 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (6) HR (5) 3 RBI (22), Jarrod Saltalamacchia RBI (17), Justin Upton 2B (6).

Pitching stats: Michael Fulmer L (1-1) 5 IP 10 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 6 K.