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Tigers Vs. Indians: Big First Inning Keys Detroit Win Over Cleveland

The Detroit Tigers jumped all over Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Derek Lowe in a four-run first inning. Detroit would not relinquish the lead and held on for a 7-5 victory over Cleveland.

An RBI single by Prince Fielder got the scoring started in a first. Delmon Young drove in another run with a hit and Fielder later scored on a wild pitch. Don Kelly capped the early scoring with an RBI single of his own.

Detroit once again poured it on in the fourth inning after an RBI double by Brennan Boesch and a two-run home run by Miguel Cabrera. After four innings, the score was 7-1.

Tigers starter Casey Crosby hit a little trouble in the sixth inning, conceding two runs, but he eventually earned his first career victory by allowing three runs over five-and-one-third innings.

Now with a record of 26-31, Detroit will begin an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

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