CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Perez, greeted by a standing ovation from the time he left the bullpen, worked another scary ninth inning for his 14th save as the Cleveland Indians ended a 10-game losing streak to Detroit with a 5-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Perez had been critical of recent booing during an appearance and called the Indians' major league-worst attendance "an embarrassment" for a first-place club. He put two runners on in the ninth before striking out Miguel Cabrera and then getting Prince Fielder on a grounder to short.
Perez hasn't blown a save since opening day.
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-3) cautiously worked through the meat of Detroit's lineup and lasted six innings as the first-place Indians beat the AL Central favorites and Rick Porcello (4-3).