By Dave Hart

Indians 5, Tigers 3– The Cleveland Indians picked up their 10th straight victory over the Tigers on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a run in both the second and third inning.

Detroit cut its deficit to 2-1 in the fifth on a solo homer by Steven Moya.

Cleveland responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Francisco Lindor to take a 3-1 advantage.

The Tigers tied the contest 3-3 in the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Nick Castellanos before the Indians regained their lead with a two-run homer in the seventh by Mike Napoli.Eye on the D

Detroit’s starting pitcher Daniel Norris left the game after two innings pitched with a strained oblique. Bruce Rondon suffered his first loss of the season after giving up the game-winning home run.

The Tigers were led in a losing effort by Miguel Cabrera, Castellanos and Moya with two hits apiece.

Detroit is now 44-39 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

The Tigers are currently one-game behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the last wild card playoff spot.

Detroit will look to even the series with a win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

Record: 44-39

2nd Place in AL Central Division (6.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)

1 game behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 80

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 87

Next Game: 07/05/2016 @ Cleveland Indians 7:05 p.m. @ Progressive Field

Hitting stats: Nick Castellanos 2B (18) HR (15) 2 RBI (45), Steven Moya HR (5) RBI (9).

Pitching stats: Bruce Rondon L (2-1) 1 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 1 K, Daniel Norris 2 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 3 K.