Inge's two-homer day powers Tigers over Indians
Brandon Inge said he wasn't sure how to prepare for Monday's Home Run Derby, but the Cleveland Indians gave him a good chance to warm up.
Inge homered twice Sunday, giving him 21 on the season, and the Detroit Tigers went on to rout the Indians 10-1.
"I don't know what I'm going to do out there, but I'm also not sure how I've gotten to 21 in the first place," said Inge, who has only reached 20 homers one other time in his nine-year career. "I'm just trying to play hard and still have fun, and that will be my plan for St. Louis too."
Inge and Clete Thomas combined for eight RBIs, with Thomas falling a double short of the cycle.
"I thought about the double when I was coming up the last time, but I was trying to keep my mind clear," said Thomas, who has replaced Magglio Ordonez in the lineup against right-handed pitching. "This was just a great day - you almost hate to have a break when you are on a roll."