Tigers take the first of the day vs. Indians

CLEVELAND – Harold Castro and Jonathan Schoop each drove in three runs to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night in the first game of the doubleheader.

Castro’s two-out single in the fifth off Bryan Shaw (2-3) brought Nomar Mazara to the plate with the lead run. Schoop hit a two-touchdown hit in the seventh inning, and the Tigers fired 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.

For the Tigers, Venezuelans Harold Castro 3-3 with three RBIs and two runs 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.