Ramirez gets 5 extra-base hits as Indians rout Tigers


They are 19 games under the.500 mark for the first time since October 1, 2005.

The Tigers signaled their intentions to endure a long rebuilding process by trading away Justin Verlander and Justin Upton this week and are losers of 14 of their last 19 contests. All three were serving the first game of suspensions stemming from an August 24 brawl with the New York Yankees. JaCoby Jones' line RBI single to center with two out in the second produced Detroit's run. Holaday had two hits.

Padres 6, Dodgers 5: Yangervis Solarte homered with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Diego to a victory against Los Angeles in the first game of a split doubleheader, the sixth loss in seven games for the NL West leaders. It was his 15th this season.

Recalled from Triple-A on Friday, Fried (1-0) gave up a run and four hits in five innings. Tribe starter Ryan Merritt upped his record to 2-0 with a single run scoring on five hits and a pair of walks over 5.1 frames with Zach McAllister serving up a three run homer in the 9th.

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Ramirez hit a odd solo homer in the first. The Tigers will be shooting for consecutive victories following a 6-2 win at the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. The first one, off Chad Bell in the first, hit off the yellow padding atop the fence in left field. The Indians turned five double plays in the game.

He is the third player in Indians history (and 13th in major-league history) to produce five extra base hits in one game - the last was Kelly Shoppach in 2008. In the four games, they drew three walks, two of them Sunday.

Matthew Boyd will start on Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. Brian Dozier added a three-run homer and Byron Buxton went 3-for-5 with three runs, making starter Kyle Gibson (9-10) as comfortable as possible over six scoreless innings to help the Twins improve to 21-10 since August 2. The Indians are eight games clear of the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central and are within three games of the Houston Astros in the race for the best record in the AL. Mikey Mahtook was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, while Bryan Holaday went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.