Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/5/13
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland for the sixth consecutive time, winning 7-0 on Friday night to extend their lead in the AL Central over the second-place Indians. Porcello (5-6) allowed five hits and was never really threatened until Carlos Santana flied out to the warning track in center field to end the sixth. The right-hander set the tone for the Tigers, who dominated the opener of the four-game wraparound series. With their fourth straight win, Detroit moved 2 games ahead of Cleveland, which returned from an 11-game road trip to just its second sellout crowd at Progressive Field this season. Ramon Santiago had a two-run single in the second inning off Justin Masterson (10-7), and Victor Martinez went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. The Tigers improved to 7-2 against the Indians this season. About the only bright spot for Cleveland was Jason Kipnis pushing his hitting streak to 16 games. The...
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