Alex Faedo weathers shaky start, Detroit Tigers snap three-game skid

Cleveland – Before the game, manager AJ Hinch, still fighting off an illness, his voice still weakened, would not accept any offering of sympathy – for him or his scuffling, injury-wracked baseball team.

“We have to take all the bad mojo, the bad luck and bad vibes and get it out of the way and just try to beat the Guardians today,” he said. “It’s frustrating and it’s easy to pile on and take it like we’re a victim.

Tigers center fielder Daz Cameron, right, is congratulated by starting pitcher Alex Faedo after catching a ball hit by the Guardians' Amed Rosario in the fifth inning Sunday in Cleveland.

“We’re not going to do that.”

The Tigers played more like survivors than victims Sunday, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field.

BOX SCORE: Tigers 4, Guardians 2

Rookie right-hander Alex Faedo survived a shaky, 29-pitch first inning and limited the Guardians to just two runs in 5.1 innings and picked up his first Major League win.

Which, as is customary, comes with a beer and powder shower.

“Yeah, lot’s of baby powder, lots of catsup, via (Tarik) Skubal, all sorts of different drinks and stuff all over,” Faedo said. “It was pretty cool. They put him in the laundry basket. It was funny.”

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