Cabrera hits 494th homer, Tigers sweep DH from Indians

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Detroit Tigers’ Jonathan Schoop hits a two run single in the seventh inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his 494th career homer, moving into sole possession of 28th place all-time, and the Detroit Tigers completed a doubleheader sweep with a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Cabrera went 2 for 4, scored twice and broke a tie with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff on the homer list with a solo shot off Nick Wittgren in the fifth inning.

Wily Peralta, who didn’t pitch in the majors last year, allowed one unearned run over five innings for his first victory since April 17, 2019, with Kansas City.

In the first game, Harold Castro and Jonathan Schoop each had three RBIs in a 9-4 victory.

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