Indians hope to cool off Cabrera, Tigers
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians will try to contain Miguel Cabrera on Tuesday when they continue a four-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field.
Cabrera has had his way with the Indians this season, hitting .423 with three homers, seven doubles, 10 RBI and 12 runs in 13 games. In fact, his 22 home runs versus the Tribe since 2010 are his most against any team during that time, and his 21 at Progressive Field are the most by any opposing player in the park's 20-year history.
That trend continued in Monday's opener, as Cabrera finished 4-for-4, homered twice, scored four runs and drove in three to fuel Detroit's 12-1 decision over Cleveland in the opener of a four-game series.
"He's not running real good, but I'm not sure it matters when you're jogging," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Cabrera. "His bat's not broken."
Tyler Collins hit a three-run shot, Victor Martinez slugged a two-run homer and J.D. Martinez added a solo blast for the Tigers, who collected 20 hits en route to posting their seventh win in their last 10 games.
David Price (13-10) scattered eight hits and walked two while allowing one run and fanning eight over seven innings.
"He's been pitching for a while now, and he knows what he's doing," Francona said. "He's got the stuff to go with it. We had hits; it's just hard, because he's really good."
Carlos Santana knocked in the only run, while Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Bourn added two hits each for the Indians, who lost for the second time in their last eight.
Corey Kluber (13-9) lasted just 2 2/3 frames, charged with seven hits and five runs.
Getting the call for the Tigers on Tuesday will be lefty Kyle Lobstein, who will be making his second start. Lobstein did not record a decision on Thursday against the New York Yankees, but gave up one earned run in six innings. He's pitched to a 3.09 ERA in two appearances this season.
Cleveland, meanwhile, will counter with righty Carlos Carrasco, who has won his last three decisions. Carrasco was terrific in a win over Chicago on Thursday, as he held the White Sox to a run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings to improve to 6-4, while lowering his ERA to 3.01.
"You know, that's what I've been doing the last few games - attack the hitters," Carrasco said. "I just need to do my job and keep the team in there."
Carrasco has faced the Tigers 10 times (5 starts) and is 2-4 against them with an 8.07 ERA.
Detroit has lost seven of its 13 matchups with the Indians this season.
09/02 10:43:24 ET