- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - It took over half the season for the Indians to lose to Detroit.

Nick Castellanos had three hits, including a three-run homer, and tied his career high with five RBIs Wednesday to lead the Tigers over Cleveland 12-2 and stop the Indians’ home winning streak at 13.

Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer and Ian Kinsler had three singles for the Tigers, who overcame a 2-0, fourth-inning deficit and beat the Indians for the first time in 12 meetings this year.

Rookie Michael Fulmer (9-2) allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits in six innings, improving to 7-1 with a 0.63 ERA in his last nine starts.

Josh Tomlin (9-2) retired his first nine batters, then gave up hits to four of his next five and lost for the first time since May 30.

“Today was unfortunate,” he said. “I put us in a hole early. It was a tough day to come back.”

Tomlin allowed eight runs, tying his big league high, and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Three of the runs were unearned because of an error by All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Kinsler singled leading off the fourth for the Tigers’ first hit, and Maybin hit his second home run this season, a drive off the left-field foul pole.

“It was a bad pitch,” Tomlin said. “I was hoping it was going to go foul, but it didn’t.”

Justin Upton’s sacrifice fly later in the inning put Detroit ahead.

Kinsler singled with two outs in the fifth, Maybin walked, and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run single for a 5-2 lead.

“We don’t finish an inning, and it allows Miggy to come to the plate,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “That’s not a good recipe.”

Lindor then allowed Victor Martinez’s two-out grounder to bounce off his glove on a short hop. Castellanos homered over the 400-foot sign in center on the next pitch for an 8-2 lead, chasing Tomlin.

Jose Ramirez and Abraham Almonte each doubled and were the only Indians with extra-base hits. Almonte got his first hit of the season after missing the first 80 games while serving a suspension for a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug.

Indians reliever Zach McAllister allowed four runs over one-third of an inning in the seventh.

BAD TREND

Tomlin has given up homers in six straight starts and in 14 of 16 outings this year. He leads the Indians with 21 home runs allowed, 11 more than Carlos Carrasco, who ranks second.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (right neck strain) underwent an exam Wednesday that revealed no structural damage. Ausmus said he could be activated off the disabled list when eligible on July 16.

Indians: C Roberto Perez (right thumb fracture) is 1-2 with two runs through two games of his rehabilitation assignment in the Arizona Rookie League. He has been on the DL since May 1.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander opens a four-game series Thursday in Toronto. The former AL Cy Young winner has 115 strikeouts in 111 2-3 innings this season.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer starts Thursday against the Yankees, who play four straight in Cleveland. He threw five shutout innings of relief in a win on July 1 in Toronto.


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