Tigers sweep Pirates with 2-1 win

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 17:34:53-04

WXYZ (AP) — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 for a three-game series.

Cabrera's single to left-center field off Richard Rodriguez scored Jonathan Schoop, who was hit by a pitch with two outs and took second on a wild pitch.

Detroit improved to 8-5, including 5-1 on the road, a year after having the worst record in the major leagues at 47-114.

Pittsburgh lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell to 3-14.