The Indians scored five times in the second inning and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Tigers at Progressive Field.
Bobby Bradley had an RBI double in his first big league plate appearance. Zach Plesac got the win as Cleveland swept the three-game set. Carlos Santana belted his 17th home run in the win.
The Indians currently control the second American League wild card spot. The Tribe has won eight-of-10 to improve to 42-35, a half-game ahead of the Rangers.
Cleveland is two-and-a-half games behind Tampa Bay for the top AL wild card spot.