Tigers edge Guardians to stay hot

Matt Vierling homered and drove in three runs and the host Detroit Tigers held off the Cleveland Guardians 5-4 on Wednesday night.Andy Ibanez added a solo homer and Colt Keith tripled, scored two runs and drove in another as Detroit won for the fifth time in six games.Detroit starter Reese Olson (4-8) allowed three runs, six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings. He has three wins and a no-decision in his last four starts. Jason Foley notched his 15th save.Angel Martinez drove in two runs and Daniel Schneemann homered for the Guardians.Cleveland starter Tanner Bibee (7-4) gave up four runs and five hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings.Home plate umpire Jansen Visconti departed the game in the bottom of the fourth after getting hit by a foul ball. A three-man umpiring crew was used the remainder of the game.The Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the first. Wenceel Perez led off with a double and scored on Keith’s triple to center. Vierling’s sacrifice fly scored Keith.Detroit regained the lead in the bottom of the inning. Keith drew a leadoff walk before Vierling launched his 12th homer to left-center to make it 4-2.