Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 8/27)

Game 1: Monday, August 26
Detroit 2Final
Cleveland 8
Game 2: Tuesday, August 27
Detroit 8Final
Cleveland 5
Game 3: Wednesday, August 28
Detroit 1Final
Cleveland 2

Tigers 8

(50-82, 20-47 away)

Indians 5

(57-74, 32-35 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 27, 2002

    Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio 

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    DET 002123000 8 - -
    CLE 000310100 5 - -

    W: M. Redman (8-12)

    L: J. Phillips (1-3)

    S: J. Acevedo (27)

    Behind Redmon, Tigers end skid

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mark Redman pitched eight strong innings to win for the first time in five starts and help Detroit end a six-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

    Mark Redman
    Starting Pitcher
    Detroit Tigers
    GM W L Sv K ERA
    27 8 12 0 103 3.54

    Redman (8-12) survived a three-run rally in the fourth and got some much deserved run support from Damian Easley and Bobby Higginson, who had two RBI each. Carlos Pena homered for the Tigers.

    Entering the game, Redman was last in the American League in run support with 3.65 runs per nine innings.

    He gave up five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits, two walks and five strikeouts.

    Juan Acevedo pitched the ninth inning for his 27th save.

    Jason Phillips (1-3) allowed six runs and six hits in five innings in his worst of six starts this season. He hasn't won in five starts since July 15.

    After two solid innings, Phillips gave up three hits and a walk in the third, including a two-run single to Easley.

    Pena hit his 14th homer, 434 feet to right field, in the fourth to make it 3-0.

    The Indians responded in the bottom half with three straight RBI singles from Jim Thome, Travis Fryman and Matt Lawton to tie it at 3.

    The Tigers made it 5-3 in the fifth on an RBI single from Higginson and Randall Simon's RBI groundout.

    John McDonald hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to drive in Karim Garcia, who reached on an error by shortstop Shane Halter, to make it 5-4 in the fifth.

    Brandon Inge had a RBI single in the sixth and pinch-hitter Hiram Bocachica had an RBI double. Higginson made it 8-4 on a sacrifice fly.

    Garcia drove in a run in the seventh and was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Robert Fick got his league-leading 15th outfield assist on the play.

    Game notes

    Indians CF Milton Bradley was 0-for-3 and played five innings in center field in his rehab assignment Tuesday at Double-A Akron. He underwent an appendectomy on Aug. 14 and could rejoin the Indians on Friday. ... Halter is in a 0-for-10 slump. ... Indians DH Ellis Burks is in a 0-for-15 slide. ... Garcia has 16 RBI in his last 15 games. ... Redman has pitched six innings in 25 of his last 26 starts. ... Thome celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday. ... Tigers longtime broadcaster Ernie Harwell will throw out the first pitch and receive a special presentation from Fryman before Wednesday's game.

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