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Tigers Retake 1st Place With 6-2 Win Over Indians

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Jhonny Peralta and Ryan Raburn hit back-to- back home runs, and Victor Martinez added two RBI, as the Detroit Tigers downed the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set from Comerica Park.

The fourth inning homers by Peralta and Raburn broke open a tie game, as the Tigers won for the third time in four tries to reclaim sole possession of first place in the AL Central.

Max Scherzer (9-2) lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four.

Mitch Talbot (2-4) surrendered six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three in just four-plus innings.

The Indians, who have dropped 11 of their last 14, struck for two runs in the first, but finished just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.