Brantley, Napoli lead Indians to sweep of Tigers, 9-4
Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez, right, catches a ball hit by Cleveland Indians' Juan Uribe in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Cleveland. Andrew Romine, left, watches. Uribe was out on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the sixth straight time this season, 9-4 on Thursday night.
Brantley, who missed most of April after offseason surgery on his right shoulder, came into the game batting .167. He had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the eighth, raising his average to .276.
Brantley also ended a potential Detroit rally in the sixth with a catch on the warning track after a long run.
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Trevor Bauer (2-0) allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings and overcame Nick Castellanos' three-run homer in the fourth.
Napoli's homer off rookie Michael Fulmer (1-1) capped a four-run first inning in which six straight hitters reached base.