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Aviles' First Career Grand Slam Leads Indians To Win

Last updated on Monday, September 2, 2013

(Detroit, MI) - Mike Aviles’ first-career grand slam was the difference as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Danny Salazar and Justin Verlander dueled early before giving way to their respective bullpens.

Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit gave up walks to Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley and Jason Kubel before surrendering Aviles' slam.

The Tigers had their three-game winning streak snapped as their lead over the second-place Indians in the AL Central is down to seven and a half games.

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