DETROIT ( Associated Press) — Jonathan Shoup had two singles to close a six-hit night, Eric Haase scored his sixth home run and Tyler Alexander played three-plus scoreless innings of relief to help the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Gave victory. Second game on Monday night for a sweep of a day-night doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians.
Shoop, who entered the day, entered with a hit of .191, had four singles from four batsmen and scored two runs in the opener in a 4-1 Tigers win. He hit a straight six with a leadoff double in the third innings of the second game and scored a run and added an RBI single in the fourth.
He scored from third on a fielder’s choice RBI by Riley Greene for a 1–0 lead in the night’s game. In the fourth, Jose Rimérez’s RBI double, Andrés Gimenez’s sacrificial fly and Owen Miller’s RBI single gave the Guardians a 3-1 lead.
Tigers starter Alex Fedo was pulled into the top of the fourth for pain in the right hip and Alexander (2-3) played a 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
The Tigers leveled it 3-3 with two unearned scores in the fourth on RBI by Shoup and Victor Reyes. Riley Greene’s RBI infield single put the Tigers ahead in sixth and Haase took the seventh spot.
Trevor Stephens (3-3) lost to the Guardians. Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez retired the team for a save in the ninth.
In the opener, Garrett Hill won his major league debut by pitching six impressive innings and Miguel Cabrera delivered a crucial two-run single.
The Guardians played their third doubleheader in seven days and their seventh this season. The Tigers earned their first doubleheader sweep of the year.
A 26th-round draft pick by the Tigers in 2018, Hill (1-0) allowed only two hits, including a home run by Josh Naylor. He hit three and one left.
The two hits were the fewest allowed this season for the Cleveland Batsmen (June 18 at the Dodgers) and the fewest by the Detroit pitchers (June 1 against Minnesota).
Cabrera’s two-run single in the first innings of the opener and a leadoff single in the second innings of the second game put him on 3,061 hits, placing Craig Biggio in the 25th spot on the all-time list. His 1,831 RBI paired him with Manny Ramirez. Cabrera has now hit safe in 11 matches.
Cleveland starter Zach Plesack (2-6) played six innings and suffered a loss.
The Guardian: C Austin Hedges was eligible to return from IL on Sunday, but it didn’t. Conservation manager Terry Francona said Hedges was not coming back on Monday. Josh Naylor, who hit his 11th homer in the fourth inning, walked into the seventh and was ruled out with a back cramp. He didn’t play the second game.
Tigers: RHP Ronnie Garcia (right shoulder pain) is on a 15-day IL, retroactive to June 30
Tigers RHP Drew Hutchison (0-4, 4.81 ERA) went up against Guardians RHP Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.72) on Tuesday.