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Recap: Indians 4, Tigers 3
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: May 12, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - Jose Valverde shrugged off his first blown save since returning to the Detroit Tigers.

Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 4-3 on Sunday. The game went to extra innings after Valverde allowed a tying single to Michael Brantley with two outs in the ninth.

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``You have to respect the hitter, too,' Valverde said. ``You have to remember, this guy is a big leaguer, too.'

Joe Smith (1-0) blanked the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth, and the Indians took the lead in the 10th.

With men on first and third and one out in the 10th, Michael Bourn hit a slow grounder to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who threw home in time to get Asdrubal Cabrera trying to score. But Reynolds followed with a single to left off Darin Downs (0-1).

With Cleveland closer Chris Perez unavailable after pitching the previous night, Rich Hill got the first two outs of the Detroit 10th, and Cody Allen finished for his first career save.

``That was as good a team effort as you are ever going to see,' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ``We left some guys on base early, and that's tough against any team, much less that one. But we kept playing and we got it in the end.'

The Indians took two of three from the defending AL champions. Cleveland has not lost any of its last seven series.

Detroit was prepared to let Valverde leave via free agency in the offseason, but the Tigers ended up bringing him back on a minor league deal. He was back in Detroit as the closer by the end of April, and he hadn't allowed a run in five appearances before Sunday.

But he walked two in the ninth before Brantley's tying single.

``It's going to happen, because we are human,' Detroit catcher Brayan Pena said. ``Valverde's our closer, and we're very happy to have him, and he's one of those guys that tomorrow is going to be back on the mound and see what happens.'

Detroit threatened in the bottom of the ninth when Andy Dirks led off with a single, but Torii Hunter couldn't get a bunt down and ended up hitting into a 1-6-3 double play - Cabrera had to spin awkwardly near second because of Smith's slightly inaccurate throw, but he made the turn successfully.

That meant Miguel Cabrera had to hit with the bases empty, and his flyout sent the game to extra innings.

Asdrubal Cabrera doubled leading off the 10th and went to third on Nick Swisher's tapper to the pitcher. After Carlos Santana was intentionally walked, the Tigers got a big out when Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out at home.

But Reynolds singled to left past a diving Miguel Cabrera, and Santana scored from second.

Brayan Pena homered for the Tigers, and Detroit starter Rick Porcello allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Zach McAllister allowed two earned runs and eight hits in six innings for the Indians.

Pena's two-run homer in the second opened the scoring. The Indians tied it the following inning on a two-run double by Jason Kipnis.

Detroit scored an unearned run in the fourth after Cleveland third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall threw wildly to first on Peralta's groundball for a two-base error. Pena's grounder up the middle hit second base for an infield single, and Omar Infante drove in Peralta with a sacrifice fly.

NOTES: There was some light rain during the middle of the game on a chilly day at Comerica Park. ... Detroit OF Austin Jackson had the day off with a sore right hamstring. ... Cleveland OF Ryan Raburn started against his former team. He made a shoe-top catch in the first on a line drive by Prince Fielder and was hit by a pitch in the fourth. ... Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Detroit hosts Houston on Monday night. Anibal Sanchez (3-3) starts for the Tigers against Bud Norris (4-3). The Indians play a doubleheader at home against the New York Yankees. Justin Masterson (3-3) takes the mound for Cleveland in the opener, and Trevor Bauer (1-1) will pitch the second game for the Indians.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Tigers
Fri, May 10 Final 4 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Tigers
Sat, May 11 Final 7 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at Tigers
Sun, May 12 Final 4 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +130   -165   9 
 DET  -140   +145   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +130   -170   9 
 DET  -140   +150   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  58%   30%   61% 
 DET  42%   70%   39% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 7 Cover: +220 
 DET 6 Over: 13 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 4 Over: 14 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, May 12
 
    Indians at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Cubs at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Padres at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Orioles at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Cardinals
2:15 PM EDT
    Braves at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Angels at White Sox
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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