Cle 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 5
Det 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 10
Date of game: 8/31/2013

Recap: Detroit vs. Cleveland

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Without Miguel Cabrera, someone else had to step up and provide the power.

The Detroit Tigers got that pop from an unlikely source.

Omar Infante smacked a pair of homers and Austin Jackson's two-run triple in the eighth vaulted the Detroit Tigers to a 10-5 win over the Cleveland Indians in the middle test of a three-game set.

Infante smashed a three-run shot in the second and added a two-run blast in the sixth for Detroit, which has won three straight and upped its lead in the AL Central to 8 1/2 games. Infante has nine homers this season.

"Omar hitting those two home runs, that definitely set the tone for us tonight," Jackson said.

Cabrera was forced from a second straight game on Friday because of irritation in his abdominal area.

Anibal Sanchez (12-7) surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Scott Kazmir (7-7) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over five frames for Cleveland, which has dropped five consecutive contests. Carlos Santana had a two-run, inside-the-park homer in defeat.

"We fought back, which was good to see, but they just kept scoring," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

The Indians plated a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to trim a four-run deficit to 6-5, but the Tigers pushed across four in the home eighth to regain control.

With runners on the corners and one away in the eighth, Jackson drilled his triple into left-center. Jose Iglesias' squeeze bunt allowed Jackson to come across and Prince Fielder's double two batters later scored Iglesias for a 10-5 spread.

Earlier, Santana's two-out, first-inning single got the Tribe on the board, but Detroit countered with a four-run second.

Infante cracked his three-run shot into the seats in left and Torii Hunter added a two-out RBI single for a 4-1 Detroit margin.

Michael Bourn's two-out RBI single in the fifth cut the lead in half, but Infante's two-run shot to left in the sixth pushed the spread to 6-2.

Yan Gomes belted a two-out solo blast to left in the seventh and Santana's inside-the-park homer came in the eighth.

Santana smashed a shot to the wall in center, which glanced off the glove of Jackson, who injured himself running into the wall. This allowed Santana to hustle around the bases for a two-run homer and dwindle the margin to a run.

Game Notes

The Tigers were 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while Cleveland finished 3-for-7 with RISP ... Detroit hit into three double plays.

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