By Dave Hart
Indians 6, Tigers 0 – Carlos Carrasco’s four-hit shutout paced the Cleveland Indians over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
Detroit, which has lost all eight meetings against the Indians, fell to Cleveland 7-5 in the series opener last night.
Francisco Lindor led Cleveland with two home runs, while Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes each added a solo homer.
The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Cameron Maybin and Jose Iglesias with a double each.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez picked up the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in five innings.
The Tigers are now 38-37 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will look to avoid the sweep with a win tomorrow afternoon against Cleveland.
3rd Place in AL Central Division (6 games behind first-place Cleveland)
2.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 90
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 95
Next Game: 06/26/2016 vs. Cleveland Indians 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Cameron Maybin 2B (3), Jose Iglesias 2B (12).
Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (4-8) 5 IP 5 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 3 K.