Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/9/13
Jose Alvarez pitched six impressive innings in his major league debut, and Don Kelly hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth to help the Detroit Tigers finish a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 4-1 victory Sunday. Alvarez (1-0) was starting because of Anibal Sanchez's shoulder tightness, and he held Cleveland hitless until Ryan Raburn's fifth-inning homer. The 24-year-old left-hander allowed three hits and a walk and struck out seven. Drew Smyly pitched two innings of relief. Joaquin Benoit finished for his third save. Justin Masterson (8-5) allowed four runs in seven innings. He gave up a walk to Miguel Cabrera and a single to Prince Fielder to start the Detroit sixth. One out later, Kelly lifted a drive over the wall in right field. The first-place Tigers lead Cleveland by 5 1/2 games in the AL Central. The Indians have lost seven straight. The Tigers have built their division lead behind terrific starting pitching. Sanchez has been perhaps their best p...
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