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J.D. Martinez's blast in 9th lifts Tigers over Indians

CLEVELAND -- J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers beat the Indians, 4-2, Tuesday night. Indians closer Cody Allen entered the ninth, just two days after blowing a save against the Royals on Sunday. Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk and Miguel Cabrera singled up the middle. After Victor Martinez flied out, J.D. Martinez stepped in to continue his big year with Detroit. The breakout season with the Tigers began on May 19 when he homered off Allen. J.D. Martinez now has 19 home runs this season, but none bigger than Tuesday's. In his 144 starts in the minors, left-hander Kyle Lobstein only once reached double figures in strikeouts. That came in his ...

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