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Tigers overcomes starter injuries and defeats Guardians

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Eric Haase returned home, Riley Greene knocked two runs, and host Detroit Tigers won the Cleveland Guardians double-header sweep 5-3 on Monday night.

Jonathan Schoop provided two hits, a score and a RBI. The scoop finished the doubleheader with 6 hits.

Harold Castro added two hits and won a run.

Tyler Alexander (2-3) scored a victory by throwing a no-scoring relief in 3 1/3 innings. Joe Jimenez scored the last three outs on his first save of the season.

Tigers starter Alex Faed departed after 32/3 innings due to an injury to his right hip. He allowed 3 runs, 4 hits and 4 walks.

The Tigers won the opener 4-1 behind Garrett Hill, who threw 6 innings in his major league debut.

Franmil Reyes won a run for Cleveland and drove another run. Connor Pilkington started the game and gave up 3 runs (1 goal) and 4 hits in 4 innings. Trevor Stephan (3-3) gave up Gore Head Run and lost.

The scoop led the third bottom in the double. When the scoop defeated a throw from second baseman Andres Jimenez, he went third on the ground out and scored on the green grounder.

The Guardians are the fourth to bust out. Amed Rosario walked and Jose Ramirez continued the single. After that, Reyes doubled to the left and ran. Guimenez hit a sacrifice fly and brought Ramirez. Reyes scored with Owen Miller's single.

Detroit drew within 3-2 at the bottom of the inning. Haas reached Pilkington's two-based error and finished third in Harold Castro's single. Haas scored with a scoop one-out single, and Castro got home with Victor Reyes' fielder's choice grounder.

The Tigers advanced in 6th place. Spencer Torkelson led the single and finished third in Reyes' two-out single. Green knocked in Torkelson with an infield hit.

Haas left Bryan Shaw for his sixth home run of the season, limiting Detroit's advantage to 5-3.

– Field-level media