Tigers take down Tribe again, increase lead in AL Central

Brandon Inge marked his return from the minors 1 shellacking of the Cleveland Indians.

Ramon Santiago went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Alex Avila and Victor Martinez each scored twice for the Tigers, who have won the first two games of this pivotal, three-game series.

Despite being handed the large cushion, Doug Fister (5-13) remained focused, allowing just one run on six hits while fanning seven in as many innings.

In contrast, David Huff (1-2) lasted just 2 1/3 frames to suffer the loss. He surrendered five runs on four hits and four walks.

Shin-Soo Choo had a solo homer for the Indians, who fell 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Tigers in the AL Central.