Alex Faedo sharp as Detroit Tigers salvage split in Cleveland, 4-2

CLEVELAND – The Detroit Tigers’ offense scored early runs. Right-hander Alex Faedo pitched into the sixth inning and earned his first MLB win. And the bullpen kept the Cleveland Guardians scoreless.

Those ingredients helped the Tigers snap a three-game losing streak.

The Tigers topped the Guardians, 4-2, in Sunday’s series finale at Progressive Field. The series was supposed to be three games between the American League Central rivals, but Saturday’s clash was postponed due to rain.

“It was a good game,” said manager AJ Hinch. “We played pretty well all the way around. … There was a lot to like today.”

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (24) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field.

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The Tigers (14-26) relied on their best bullpen arms down the stretch, and they were boosted by a solo home run from their best player, shortstop Javier Báez, in the eighth inning.

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