June 29, 2016

Partly sunny

Indians 8, Tigers 2: Tribe routs Detroit in series opener

The Indians opened the second half with a victory, routing the Tigers 8-2 Friday night at Progressive Field.

Jake Westbrook improved to 6-5 on the season, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings.

Cleveland broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning that was capped by a two-run home run from Austin Kearns.

About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.