Indians score all nine runs in sixth to beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians all figured out Detroit
starter Nate Robertson about the same time on Friday night.

Casey Blake and Coco Crisp both homered and drove in three runs
as Cleveland scored all of its runs in the sixth inning and beat
the Tigers 9-6 on Friday night.

Blake and Jhonny Peralta both had three of Cleveland's 16 hits.
The Indians sent 15 batters to the plate and had 10 hits in the
sixth -- both season highs for an inning -- when they took a 9-1

"We made him adjust and were actually getting the pitches you
can hit," Crisp said. "He made a couple of mistakes and we were
able to hit them."

C.C. Sabathia (7-9) broke a five-game losing streak, allowing
five runs and five hits in six-plus innings, walking three and
striking out five. His last win was on July 1.

"It's been a long time since I've been able to throw strikes
and pitch like that," Sabathia said.

Bob Howry pitched the ninth for his third save in as many

Rondell White and Brandon Inge homered for Detroit.

Robertson (5-10) took the loss. He gave up six runs and 10 hits
in five-plus innings.

Detroit scored the first run of the game in the fourth on a
bases loaded sacrifice fly by Ivan Rodriguez. It scored Carlos
Guillen, who led off the inning with a single, the Tigers' first
hit of the game.

Then came the big inning.

Robertson had allowed four hits over the first five innings. He
gave up hits to the first six batters in the sixth.

"I felt good, they just started hitting the ball," Robertson
said. "I wasn't falling behind any hitters but did get some
pitches up. I just couldn't stop it."

Blake led off with a homer, his 13th, and then added a two-run
single in the inning. Grady Sizemore followed Blake's homer with a
triple and Crisp then hit a two-run homer, his ninth. He added an
RBI single later in the inning. Victor Martinez's RBI single drove
Robertson from the mound.

He was replaced by Roman Colon, who allowed a single to Jose
Hernandez, the Indians' seventh straight hit. Colon then struck out
Ronnie Belliard, but Aaron Boone followed with an RBI single.

"Hitting is contagious," said Cleveland bench coach Robby
Thompson, who was managing while manager Eric Wedge served a
one-game suspension. "When that happens, you don't want to be the
guy going up there making outs."

Peralta was credited with an RBI on third baseman Inge's bases
loaded error.

The Indians scored 10 runs in the third inning against Arizona
on June 17.

It was the most runs and hits the Tigers have given up in an
inning this season.

"I don't know exactly what happened," Detroit manager Alan
Trammell said. "We just couldn't stop them. It was an inning you
wanted to forget."

Detroit came back with five runs in the seventh.

White led off with a homer, Craig Monroe doubled in a run to
chase Sabathia and Inge hit a three-run homer off David Riske.

Game notes
Four Indians were suspended because of a July 29 beanball
incident in Seattle. Starting RHP Kevin Millwood was suspended for
five games, Riske for four and Wedge and Thompson for one each.
Thompson will serve his suspension on Saturday night. All were
fined as well. ... Rodriguez was suspended for four games and fined
an undisclosed amount, stemming from an argument with umpire Ted
Barrett on July 30 in Oakland. Rodriguez is appealing the