Andres Gimenez first 2021 homer, Jordan Luplow 5 RBIs Cleveland wins


Cleveland's Jordan Luplow watches as his triple home run off Detroit begins at the start of pitcher Tarik Skubal during the fourth inning on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  (AP Photo / Phil Long)

CLEVELAND – Aaron Civale only allowed three hits while dominating Detroit for 7 2/3 innings and was backed by five home runs, including Jordan Luplow’s triple shot when the Cleveland beat the Tigers 11-3 on Saturday night.

Luplow just missed a second homer with three runs and opted for a double with two runs to finish at career level with five RBIs.

Civale (2-0), who beat the Tigers on his season debut a week ago, continued a strong start for Cleveland. The right-hander gave up two singles and faced the minimum through six innings before Robbie Grossman returned from him in the seventh.

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Civale didn’t give up on a walk and hit six before manager Terry Francona replaced him on the eighth after 90 pitches.

Jeimer Candelario hit a homer with two runs in ninth for Detroit.

Luplow’s 432-foot shot in the middle with two outs in the fourth from Tarik Skubal (0-1) gave Cleveland a 6-0 lead.

Franmil Reyes hit his third homer in two days, Roberto Pérez and Andrés Giménez each added a homer in two runs, and César Hernández had a solo shot for Cleveland, who will attempt to complete a three-game series sweep on Sunday .

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Cleveland have played nine home games in their last three games. You’re 4-0 if they hit more than one homer.

Luplow appeared to hit his second homer in three runs in the sixth, but the umpires decided he landed on the wall in the top left and the call was confirmed after an unusually lengthy video review.

Luplow crouched on the second base almost as if praying while the referees discussed.

When Detroit started a left-handed, Luplow started in the middle because he’s a .270 career hitter against left-handed. In the fourth round, Yu Chang doubled up with one out, Pérez left and one out later, Luplow shot his second homer into the deepest part of the progressive field.

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After San Diego finally had its first no-hitter on Friday, Cleveland now has the longest drought among the majors’ no-nos. Cleveland hasn’t had a game since Len Barker’s perfect game in 1981.

Of course, the team also owns the longest-running drought in the World Series, dating back to 1948.


Tiger: RHP Julio Tehran will miss multiple starts with a shoulder load. Tehran warmed up for the prelude on Friday when he felt tense in his triceps and was turned off. The 30-year-old was a non-squad invitee this spring. Michael Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year who underwent an operation by Tommy John in 2019, will temporarily take Tehran’s rotation point.


Cleveland LHP Logan Allen (0: 1) starts for the second time in the series finals against Detroit’s José Ureña (0: 1).

Cleveland's Roberto Perez (55) celebrates his second home run with Yu Chang (2) in the second inning against a visit to Detroit on Saturday April 10, 2021. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)