Tigers Rout Indians Behind Renteria's Slam

Cabrera adds 5RBI in 12-2 shaming of Sabathia
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 16, 2008 10:22 PM CDT
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera rounds the bases after a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam, Miguel Cabrera also homered and drove in five runs, and the resurgent Detroit Tigers roughed up struggling Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia in a 13-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Cabrera finished with four hits, and Renteria's fifth-inning slam capped Detroit's offensive outburst against Sabathia.

Cleveland's ace has a 13.50 ERA after four outings. That's one big reason for Cleveland's slow start—the Indians (5-10) have lost three straight and eight of 11. With newcomers Renteria and Cabrera finding their strokes, Detroit's loaded lineup has broken loose after an early slump. The Tigers have scored 30 runs while winning their past three games.