69
      Friday
      76 / 53
      Saturday
      78 / 56
      Sunday
      82 / 60

      J.D. Martinez's massive homers lifts Tigers past Cleveland

      J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

      Martinez's one-out shot over the center-field wall bailed out the Tigers, who had been unable to get a clutch hit for eight innings. But in the ninth, Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk from Allen (5-4), Miguel Cabrera singled, and after Victor Martinez flied out, J.D. Martinez connected for his 19th homer, a crushing blow to the Indians.

      Phil Coke (3-2) pitched 1 1-3 innings and Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 29th save.

      Detroit's comeback kept the Tigers on the heels of first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.