Reyes, Plesac lead Indians past Tigers 4-1
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, April 10, 2021

Detroit's Wilson Ramos hits a homer against Cleveland in Friday night action (photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

(CLEVELAND) - Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first pitch. Reyes hit a two-run homer in the first off emergency starter Derek Holland (0-1) and added a 446-foot solo shot in the sixth to make it 4-0. For the second straight game, one player carried the Indians offense. José Ramírez homered twice on Wednesday in a 4-2 win over Kansas City. Plesac (1-1) pitched scoreless ball, allowing just three singles while improving to 3-1 in five career starts against the Tigers. He has surrendered three earned runs in 30 2/3 innings against Detroit. The Tigers avoided being shut out when Wilson Ramos homered off Bryan Shaw in the eighth. ...... {LISTEN}. Emmanuel Chase worked the ninth, breaking 100 mph on most of his 14 pitches, for his first save with Cleveland and the second of his career. He got one with Texas in 2019. Detroit was forced to make the pregame pitching change after Teheran complained of tightness in his right triceps at the end of his warmup. He beat the Indians in his debut for the Tigers last week, allowing one run and four hits in five innings. Detroit's A.J. Hinch used Michael Fulmer for four innings (68 pitches), so he is stretched out in case he has to take Teheran's rotation spot.