Price, Cabrera lead Tigers to 4-0 win over Indians

BY foxsports • June 12, 2015

DETROIT (AP) -- David Price pitched a seven-hitter for his third career shutout, Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer and an RBI double in the Detroit Tigers 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

Price (6-2) didn't walk a batter and struck out eight while throwing only 93 pitches.

Danny Salazar (6-2) matched Price until the sixth when he gave up Cabrera's homer, which went over the center-field fence and traveled about 450 feet. It was Cabrera's 13th home run and also drove in Anthony Gose and Rajai Davis, who led off with singles. Cabrera homered one out later.

Salazar allowed the three runs and seven hits while walking one and striking out six. He was replaced by C.C. Lee to begin the eighth.

Cabrera's RBI double in the eighth made it 4-0. His drive into the right center-field gap with one out off Lee scored Ian Kinsler, who singled.

Davis was thrown out at the plate in the first inning to complete an inning-ending double play. With Davis on second and Cabrera at first with one out and Yoenis Cespedes batting, Davis took off for third. Cespedes hit a weak grounder between the mound and the first base line that Salazar fielded and threw Cespedes out at first. Davis continued around third and tried to score but first baseman Carlos Santana threw Davis out at the plate as catcher Yan Gomes made the tag.

The Indians got consecutive one-out singles from Mike Aviles and Jason Kipnis in the third but Santana grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Cleveland third baseman Giovanny Urshela hit into an inning-ending double play in the fifth and Santana did so again in the sixth.

Tigers catcher James McCann tripled with one out in the seventh but was stranded when Jose Iglesias grounded out and Gose struck out.


Tigers star RHP Justin Verlander, who has been out since the beginning of the season with a right triceps strain, is scheduled make his 2015 debut on Saturday afternoon.


Verlander will face Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 4.35), who is 2-6 with a 7.20 ERA against Detroit over 13 games -- including eight starts.