Ryan Garko hit a three-run home run in Cleveland's four-run first inning, fueling the Indians to a win and a sweep of the Tigers. Casey Blake added a solo homer for the division-leading Tribe. Fausto Carmona allowed three runs over seven innings en route to his sixth straight victory.
Left-hander Mike Maroth gave up five runs, including four in the first inning, and the Tigers were not able to come all the way back against the Indians. Craig Monroe, Gary Sheffield and Magglio Ordonez each knocked in a run, but Detroit fell 2 1/2 games back in the American League Central.
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