WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made every routine play seem uncertain. Tigers starter Justin Verlander (2-1) threw 113 pitches and allowed three unearned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Austin Jackson had two RBIs. Michael Brantley hit a two-run home and had four RBIs for Cleveland.

■ YOU'RE OUTTA HERE: Verlander worked out of a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the second inning when he struck out Jason Kipnis on three pitches. Kipnis thought his swing and miss was tipped foul and when he argued with home plate umpire Lance Barrett, he was ejected for the first time in his four seasons.

■ INDIANS' FOURTH: Verlander got himself into trouble when Asdrubal Cabrera laid down a perfect bunt to third base. Verlander fielded it but threw off balance past first base, allowing Cabrera to reach second. David Murphy scored Cabrera for a 1-0 lead with a bloop single that was almost caught by a diving Rajai Davis.

■ TIGERS' FOURTH: Cabrera hit a one-out hard single to center, then moved to third on Victor Martinez's ensuing single. Jackson's sacrifice fly to center scored Cabrera to tie the score at 1.

■ INDIANS' FIFTH: The Indians took a 3-1 lead when they scored two unearned runs with two out. Nick Castellanos made an error when he failed to keep his glove down on Mike Aviles' sharp grounder. That let Michael Bourn advance to third and Aviles reach first. Verlander walked Carlos Santana to load the bases and Brantley delivered with a sharp line-drive single to right that scored Bourn and Aviles. Verlander ended the threat by striking out Cabrera.