DETROIT (AP) -- Doug Fister retired his first 17 batters and then settled for a four-hitter in the Detroit Tigers' 6-1 victory over the fading Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Fister's bid for a perfect game was broken up with two outs in the sixth inning when Ezequiel Carrera tripled over Austin Jackson's head in center field. Fister (6-7) finished with six strikeouts but lost his chance at his first career shutout when Carrera tripled again in the ninth and scored on a groundout.
Ubaldo Jimenez (8-11) allowed six runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings for the Indians, who have lost eight consecutive games. It's their longest skid since dropping 11 straight in September 2009.
Brennan Boesch and Jhonny Peralta each hit a double and a triple for the Tigers.
It was Fister's first complete game since July 2 last season, when he was with Seattle.
The right-hander went down in his first start of 2012 with a strain on his left side, and he's only recently looked sharp on a consiste...