Stephen Kwan and Andrés Jimenez had two hits and a run, respectively, while the Cleveland Guardians extended their fourth straight win Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over the hosts Detroit Tigers.
Will his Benson recorded his first RBI in the major leagues, and the Cleveland pitcher recorded his 14 strikeouts. Bryan Shaw (5-2) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to clinch the win. Emmanuel Claes recorded his 26th save.
Cleveland starter Aaron Civert was his first start since July 13, but in four innings he allowed two runs and he allowed three. He was on the 15-day injured list with a strained ligament and inflammation in his right wrist.
Riley Green had his two hits, and in Detroit he scored a scored one run of Kelly Carpenter went 0 for 4 and struck out 3 in his major league debut.
Detroit starter Drew Hutchison (1-6) allowed three runs and eight hits in his fifth inning.
The Guardians scored a first-round run when Kwan hit a triple to right field and scored on Jose Ramirez's one-out single.
Cleveland extended his lead to his second. Jimenez bunted him to lead on a single, stole second, and on a flyout he moved to third and scored on Benson's single. Austin Hedges single in the corner put his runner on and Miles fielder-selected ground ball on his straw gave Benson his 3–0 advantage.
Detroit cut the Guardians lead to a quarter of his. Green led with a double and was the first batter to get on base against Sibert. Javier Baez was hit by a pitch and followed by an RBI single by Harold Castro. After Eric Haase hit a double to bring Baez home, Sibert knocked out his next two-hitter.
With Sam Henges on the mound, the Tigers put a runner in the corner with no outs in his fifth inning. Green hit a fielder's choice as Jonathan Scoop was thrown out at home. After the strikeout, Nick Sandlin let Baez hit the fielder's choice. The Tigers hit James with one out in the eighth inning against James Karinchuk on singles by Green and Castro, hitting a pitch and striking out. Karinchak then struck out Haase and Carpenter to end the inning.
– Field Level Media