Detroit gave Smyly some support offensively, scoring two runs in the first and two more on Hunter’s drive deep into the left-field seats.
Ian Krol and Joba Chamberlain combined to pitch 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief before Nathan gave up two hits, two walks — one intentional — and struck out two in the pivotal ninth.
Kluber had little trouble with the Detroit lineup — he did not allow a baserunner after the fifth, striking out the side in the seventh.
Anibal Sanchez retired the first seven batters he faced and had a 3-0 lead. He ended up giving up four runs, six hits, walking one and striking out seven in an uneven performance.
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