Cleveland Guardians split doubleheader with Detroit Tigers


CLEVELAND — Jonathan Schoop and rookie Kerry Carpenter hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 7-5 win over the Guardians in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

All-Star Andrés Giménez belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning of the opener, a 4-1 win for the AL Central Division-leading Guardians. Giménez added a two-run homer in the nightcap, finishing with four hits and five RBIs in the doubleheader.

The Guardians are 8-2 since Aug. 6. The Tigers have lost 11 of their past 13 and are 3-14 since July 30.

Schoop gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the second game when he launched a change-up from Eli Morgan (4-3) over the wall in left field. Carpenter followed with his first homer in the majors, giving him 31 on the season between Detroit, Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie. He went 3 for 4 and with three runs scored.

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