- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - Justin Verlander showed signs of his old form. However, the Detroit Tigers still needed someone to bail them out Saturday night.

Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera was the right man for the job.

Cabrera doubled with one out in the 10th inning to drive in the go-ahead run and lift the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Verlander was one out away from winning for the only the second time in seven starts, but closer Joe Nathan (4-2) blew a save for the fifth time this season when Michael Bourn’s two-out single tied the score.

“Nobody said this game was easy,” Verlander said.

Ian Kinsler opened the 10th with a single off Cody Allen (3-2). Following a sacrifice, Cabrera hit Allen’s second pitch off the wall in left-center, scoring Kinsler.

Indians manager Terry Francona was faced with a tough decision - pitch to Cabrera or walk him intentionally and go after Victor Martinez, who homered in the second and had an RBI single in the sixth.

“Sometimes you have to choose which one you are going to pitch to,” Francona said. “You’d rather not face both of them, but sometimes you’ve got to. Sometimes you’ve just got to get them out.”

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was happy he didn’t have to make that choice.

“I knew they couldn’t walk both of them so I felt good taking my shot,” he said.

Phil Coke pitched the 10th for his first save.

Verlander allowed two runs in seven innings, and Rajai Davis and Kinsler homered in the sixth, giving Detroit a 4-2 lead.

The Indians scored in the eighth, but Nathan labored in the ninth, throwing 32 pitches in the ninth. He struck out the first two hitters, but singles by David Murphy and Yan Gomes put runners at first and third. Bourn slapped a single through the left side to tie it.

Verlander rebounded from a stretch where he had lost five of six decisions, including three straight starts.

The former AL MVP and Cy Young winner, held the Indians to four hits and struck out eight. Verlander, who was 2-5 with a 7.83 ERA in his last seven starts going into the game, gave up a solo homer to Carlos Santana in the fourth and allowed an unearned run in the second.

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