Indians beat Tigers, overcome Baddoo 1st-pitch home run

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Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit after falling behind

Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow, right, is greeted by Yu Chang after they both scored on Luplow's two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Detroit.

Cleveland Indians’ Jordan Luplow, right, is greeted by Yu Chang after they both scored on Luplow’s two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his major league career to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.

Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit after falling behind 3-1 in the third inning.

Yu Chang put the Indians up 4-3 with a two-run single off Daniel Norris (0-1) in the seventh, and Luplow added his home run one out later.

Franmil Reyes and Austin Hedges also homered for Cleveland.

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