Tigers top Guardians 4-2 for Faedo’s first big league win

May 22, 2022, 2:05 AM | Updated: 3:17 pm
Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Guardians relief...

Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. The Tigers won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

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              Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. The Tigers won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez gets Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez out at second base in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. Steven Kwan would be out at first. The Tigers won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers center fielder Daz Cameron, right, is congratulated by starting pitcher Alex Faedo after catching a ball hit by Cleveland Guardians' Amed Rosario in the fifth inning of a baseball game,  Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Josh Naylor runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alex Faedo in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Gregory Soto, right, is congratulated by catcher Tucker Barnhart after they defeated the Cleveland Guardians in a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Owen Miller celebrates after hitting an RBI-single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Amed Rosario rounds third on the way to scoring on an RBI-single by Owen Miller in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers' Robbie Grossman scores a run on an RBI-double by Miguel Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber, right, delivers as Detroit Tigers' Robbie Grossman, back left, steals second base in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera celebrates after hitting an RBI-double in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. Tigers' Robbie Grossman scored on the play. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alex Faedo delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alex Faedo, left, delivers to Cleveland Guardians' Myles Straw in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Alex Faedo allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Sunday.

Faedo (1-1) struck out two in his fourth appearance since being called up from Triple-A Toledo on May 4. The right-hander missed all of 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and began this season at Class A Lakeland.

“You’re only going to get your first win once, so you’ve got to celebrate it,” said Faedo, whose teammates gave him a laundry cart ride into the shower. “It was a good time. I got hit with a lot of baby powder, ketchup via (Tarik) Skubal, all sorts of liquids.”

Cabrera’s double in the first inning scored Robbie Grossman and was the 603rd of his career, tying Cal Ripken Jr. for 16th all-time. It also was hit No. 3,022, one short of Lou Brock in the 28th spot.

Detroit took a 3-2 lead in the fifth when Tucker Barnhart scored on an error by first baseman Josh Naylor. Grossman hit a sharp grounder that went under Naylor’s glove, allowing Barnhart to come around from second.

“When we got the lead, I felt like I had to hold it,” Faedo said. “It’s a prestigious thing to be up here in the majors. I understand that.”

Javier Báez added a solo homer in the eighth for the Tigers, who snapped a three-game skid and are 5-4 since falling a season-low 14 games below .500 on May 12. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

“With Miggy and me, you’ve got to show the experience you’ve got to help the team,” Báez said. “The support of my teammates has been pretty important.”

Guardians righty Shane Bieber (1-3) struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings, giving up six hits and three runs, two of them earned. The 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner has not won since April 20 against the White Sox, six starts ago.

Naylor homered in the fourth and Owen Miller had an RBI single in the first. Cleveland did not record a hit in the final 3 2/3 innings against four Detroit relievers, losing for the sixth time in its last eight games.

“I was able to find my rhythm early, but I felt like there is a lot more there,” Bieber said. “It’s frustrating because the team lost, but you’ve got to take the good and the bad and go forward.”

Daz Cameron had an RBI single and made the play of the day for the Tigers, robbing Amed Rosario of a potential two-run homer in the fifth. Cameron snow-coned the ball at the yellow line atop the wall in center, then turned it into a double play at first base.

“He smacked it pretty well and after I read the ball, I realized I had a pretty good chance,” Cameron said. “I just went up and got it.”

The first pitch was delayed by 20 minutes due to light rain. The teams’ scheduled game Saturday was postponed because of thunderstorms and will be made up on July 14.

MANAGER MANIA

Guardians manager Terry Francona and Tigers counterpart A.J. Hinch were back in their respective dugouts after missing the series opener Friday for medical reasons. Francona underwent a minor procedure, while Hinch fell ill and remained at the team hotel.

“I still don’t feel good, so personally, the rainout yesterday was the best thing ever,” Hinch said. “I was in bed by 6 p.m. and slept well.”

Cleveland coaches Sandy Alomar Jr., Mike Sarbaugh and Joe Torres also rejoined the team after clearing MLB’s health and safety protocols for COVID-19.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Tarik Skubal (lower left leg bruise), who was struck by a liner off the bat of Ernie Clement in the fifth inning Friday, will be given an extra day before making his next start. “The injury isn’t a major concern, but he is sore,” Hinch said.

Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (left gluteal cramp) will not require a stint on the injured list, but is likely to be pushed back in the rotation. Civale fell awkwardly while pursuing a ground ball on Friday, forcing him to leave after 6 1/3 innings.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Elvin Rodríguez (0-0, 13.50 ERA) is scheduled to make his first major league start Monday at Minnesota. He worked 2 2/3 innings in his April 10 debut against the White Sox.

Guardians: RHP Triston McKenzie (2-3, 2.97 ERA) takes the mound Monday at Houston. The 6-foot-5, 165-pounder is 2-1 in three May starts, striking out 17 over 19 1/3 innings with a 2.33 ERA.

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