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Brantley's homer lifts Indians past Tigers 9-6

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Michael Brantley's two-run homer in the eighth inning off Al Alburquerque helped Cleveland snap a 7-game skid against Detroit and gave the Indians an 9-6 win on Sunday, trimming one game off the Tigers' lead in the AL Central.

Brantley hit a solo homer in the sixth and had a career-high five RBIs. He drove a 3-1 pitch from Alburquerque (1-2) over the wall in right as the Indians recovered after their bullpen blew a five-run lead.

Detroit had overpowered Cleveland in the first two games of the 4-game series, and the Tigers rallied to tie it 6-all in the eighth on Torii Hunter's three-run homer.

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