Indians 7 Tigers 0
CLEVELAND — Jhonny Peralta’s flyball sent Detroit’s Ryan Rayburn crashing through a bullpen door for an inside-the-park homer, and Jeanmar Gomez won his major league debut as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 7-2 victory Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
Gomez (1-0), called up from triple-A Columbus to make a spot start, allowed two unearned runs over seven innings.
The right-hander was staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Peralta legged out his seventh homer of the season.
With runners on first and second and two outs, Peralta hit a 1-1 pitch from Andy Oliver (0-4) toward the Cleveland bullpen.
Centre-fielder Raburn tried for a leaping catch, but tumbled through the bullpen door. The ball caromed off the wall and by the time left fielder Brennan Boesch could retrieve it, Peralta, one of the slowest players on Cleveland’s roster, was chugging around the bases.
Peralta slid in ahead of the relay throw by shortstop Danny Worth with Cleveland’s first inside-the-parker since Grady Sizemore did it against Baltimore on April 27, 2007.
Cleveland earned its first four-game home sweep over the Tigers since 1991. Detroit was outscored in the series 21-8.