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Indians top Tigers 5-4 for 13th straight home win

By AP

CLEVELAND – Michael Brantley singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday to extend their home winning streak to 13 games.

Cleveland's sixth straight win overall increased the Tigers' losing streak to six. The three-game sweep gave the Indians four series sweeps this season, matching their total for 2010 when they went 69-93.

Brantley followed a tying RBI single by Orlando Cabrera by lining an 0-1 pitch from Joaquin Benoit (0-2) to left, scoring Shelley Duncan from second base.

Matt LaPorta added a sacrifice fly for his third RBI and a 5-3 lead as Cleveland extended its best home start in 70 years. The Indians are 13-2 at home for the first time since 1941 and have baseball's best record at 19-8.

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