MLB

Brantley homers twice as Indians beat Tigers 7-5

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Brantley homered twice, including a tiebreaking two-run drive in the eighth inning Thursday night, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 to gain ground in the AL wild-card race.

With the score 5-5, Francisco Lindor walked on a 3-2 pitch with two outs against Blaine Hardy (4-3), and Brantley homered into the right-field seats.

Cody Allen (2-4) pitched 1 2-3 innings and struck out AL hitting leader Miguel Cabrera to end the game.

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With their sixth straight home win, the Indians closed within four games of Texas for the AL's second wild card. Minnesota and the Los Angeles Angels are between the Rangers and Indians in the wild-card race.

Detroit tied the game in the eighth on Nick Castellanos' RBI double off Bryan Shaw and Andrew Romine's single against Allen.