Chris Perez didn't bother sticking around.
After blowing what would have been the Indians' biggest win this season, Cleveland's closer bolted before answering any questions.
He ducked out.
He didn't finish anything well Monday night.
Perez gave up Alex Avila's three-run homer in the ninth inning as the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 4-2 win over the Indians to increase their lead in the AL Central to four games over Cleveland.
Perez (4-2), who became a distraction earlier this season when he was arrested on misdemeanor drug charges, was brought in to protect a 2-0 lead. But the right-hander, pitching his in his third straight game, didn't retire a batter and walked dejectedly to Cleveland's dugout in the ninth after giving up Avila's shot as Indians fans booed him mercilessly.
Perez quickly dressed after the game and left his teammates to answer what went wrong.
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