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Indians 11, Tigers 10, 13 innings

The Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera jogs home with the winning run after Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque’s balk with the bases loaded in the 13th inning.

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The Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera jogs home with the winning run after Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque’s balk with the bases loaded in the 13th inning.

CLEVELAND — After 475 pitches and more than five hours, the Indians and Tigers settled things in a bizarre fashion: a walkoff balk.

Al Alburquerque's bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning Wednesday gave Cleveland an 11-10 victory over Detroit.

"I don't even know where to start with that game," Indians rightfielder David Murphy said. "I don't know if that was a baseball game or a marathon combined with a circus."

After Alex Avila's two-out homer in the 13th put Detroit ahead, the Indians scored twice for their second walkoff win in the three-game sweep.

Michael Brantley lined a single to left off Phil Coke to score Mike Aviles. After a groundout, Alburquerque relieved and pinch-hitter Yan Gomes was walked intentionally to load the bases. Ryan Raburn took a ball. As Alburquerque went into his set position, he moved his leg and glove then stopped.

"It was definitely a balk," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "If they hadn't have called it we would have went out there and argued."

Indians 11

Tigers 10

13 INNINGS

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