The first inning ruined Ubaldo Jimenez again. The five-run eighth didn't help either, but in between the Big U was OK.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday night to lead the Tigers to a 7-1 victory over the Indians at Comerica Park. The Tigers, hunting Chicago in the American League Central, needed the win to avoid a sweep and stay within one game of the division lead.