Casey Blake and Victor Martinez hit solo homers in the first inning, Josh Barfield added a two-run shot in the fourth, and the Indians held on to beat the Tigers and move into first place in the AL Central. Paul Byrd, who allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, hasn't walked a batter in his last five starts. Jason Michaels took away a home run with a leaping catch in left.
Nate Robertson gave up five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, and the Tigers went on to lose their first meeting of the season against the Indians. Ivan Rodriguez collected three hits and knocked in a pair of runs, while Carlos Guillen had three hits, one RBI and scored two runs. Craig Monroe added a solo homer.
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