DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop had two singles to cap a six-hit day, Eric Haase hit his sixth home run of the season and Tyler Alexander pitched just over three scoreless innings of relief to lead the Detroit Tigers to a win on Monday 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 and sweep a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians.
Schoop, who started the day batting .191, singled four in four at-bats and scored twice in the Tigers’ 4-1 win in Game 1. He had six straight hits by leading off the third inning with a double. and later added an RBI single in the fourth inning.
He scored on a fielder’s choice by Riley Greene to make it 1-0 in Game 2. In the fourth inning, José Ramírez’s RBI double, Andrés Giménez’s sacrifice fly and Owen Miller’s RBI single gave the Guardians a 3-1 lead.
Tigers starter Alex Faedo left with a sore chain in the fourth inning, and Alexander (2-3) entered to post a scoreless 3 1/3 innings.
Greene gave the Tigers the lead back with an RBI single in the sixth inning and Haase widened the gap with his seventh-inning homer.
Trevor Stephan (3-3) got the backhand for Cleveland. For the Tigers, reliever Joe Jimenez retired in order the ninth inning for his ninth save.
In the first game, Garrett Hill won in his major league debut by pitching six dominant innings, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run single and the Tigers outscored the Guardians 4-1.
The Guardians played three doubleheaders in seven days and are seven into the season.
A 26th-round draft pick by the Tigers in 2018, Hill (1-0) allowed just two hits, including a home run to Josh Naylor. He struck out three and gave away one walk.
Hill drew attention last year after pitching in the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game. The 26-year-old right-hander had a combined 4-2 record with a 3.23 ERA in 15 games as a starter between Triple-A and Double-A.
In 2005, another rookie pitcher for the Tigers made his major league debut on July 4 against Cleveland: Justin Verlander took the loss that day.
Cleveland starter Zach Plesac (2-6) pitched six innings and carried the backhand.
For the Tigres, Puerto Rican Javier Báez 4-1 with an RBI; Willi Castro 4-2 with a run scored. The Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera 3-1 with two produced. The Dominican Jeimer Candelario 4-0.
For the Guardians, the Dominicans Amed Rosario 4-0; Jose Ramirez 3-0; Francisco Reyes 3-0. Venezuelans Andrés Giménez 3-0; Gabriel Arias 2-0.