Miguel reached 494 HR and Tigres swept

CLEVELAND – Miguel Cabrera hit his 494th home run to advance to 28th on the MLB home run list, and the Tigers defeated the Indians 7-1 to complete a sweep on a doubleheader on Wednesday. Detroit had beaten Cleveland 9-4 in the first.

Cabrera had two hits in four at-bats and scored twice to raise his hit count to 2,919, within 10 of tying Al Simmons for 40th in the league’s all-time standings. He left Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff behind on the home run list with a solo home run off Nick Wittgren in the fifth inning.

Wily Peralta (1-1), who did not pitch in the majors last season, allowed a dirty run and in more than five innings for his first win since April 17, 2019, with Kansas City. The right-hander struck out five, his best record of the season, without walks.

Indians starter Logan Allen (1-5) posted his fourth straight loss after allowing three hits at the plate in 3 2/3 innings.

In Game 1, Harold Castro’s single with two out in the fifth off Bryan Shaw (2-3) brought Nomar Mazara to the plate with the lead run. Jonathan Schoop had a two-touchdown hit in the seventh inning, and the Tigers shot 15 hits in the seven-inning game.

Kyle Funkhouser (2-0) retired the five enemies he faced in relief from starter José Ureña, who allowed four touchdowns, the highest number of his career, in three innings and a third of work. Detroit won Cleveland for the first time in five games this season.

Rookie Bobby Bradley hit two of four home runs against Ureña, blowing the wall in the second and fourth innings. Bradley has eight home runs and 17 RBIs since being promoted from Triple-A Columbus on June 5.

José Ramírez and César Hernández also blew up the fence for Cleveland. Ramirez, who leads the team with 18 home runs, hit a foul ball that hit his left cheekbone in the fifth inning and left the game in the seventh.

Indians starter Cal Quantrill allowed four touchdowns in 3 1/3 innings and has not won since Aug. 10. There were three lead exchanges and four draws.

In the first game, for the Tigers, Venezuelans Harold Castro 3-3 with three produced and two scored; Miguel Cabrera 4-2 with one produced and one scored. The Dominicans Jeimer Candelario 4-2 with an RBI and a scored; Nomar Mazara 4-1 with a run scored.

For the Indians, the Dominicans José Ramírez 3-1 with one produced and one scored; Amed Rosario 3-0. Venezuelan César Hernández 4-1 with one produced and one scored. Colombians Oscar Mercado 3-0; Harold Ramirez 2-0. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 3-0.

In the second game, for the Tigers, Jonathan Schoop 4-2 from Curaçao with an RBI. Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera 4-2, with two runs scored and one produced. Puerto Rican Willi Castro 2-1 with an RBI.

For the Indians, the Venezuelan César Hernández 3-1. The Dominican Amed Rosario 3-0. Puerto Ricans Eddie Rosario 3-0; René Rivera 2-0. Colombian Harold Ramírez 3-0.