DETROIT – Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer in Detroit’s three-run eighth inning and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-7 on Saturday.

Detroit blew a 5-0 lead and trailed 7-6 before its big inning against Rafael Betancourt (0-1), rallying to end an eight-game losing streak to Cleveland.

Pinch-hitter Josh Anderson led off the eighth with a single and Granderson followed with his eighth homer. Carlos Guillen tacked on a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Joel Zumaya (1-0) picked up the win with 1 2-3 shutout innings of relief, and Fernando Rodney finished for his fifth save. Cleveland had runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Rodney struck out Mark DeRosa and Jhonny Peralta to end the game.

Adam Everett hit his second career grand slam in the fourth for the Tigers.

Both starters struggled but ended up with no-decisions. Cleveland’s Aaron Laffey allowed five runs – as many as in his previous three starts combined – and six hits with five walks in just 3 1-3 innings. Detroit’s Zach Miner gave up five runs in five innings.

The Tigers loaded the bases on three singles in the fourth before Laffey forced in the game’s first run by walking Ryan Raburn. Everett followed with a liner just inside the left-field foul pole for his first homer with Detroit.

Miner almost got out of his own bases-loaded jam in the fifth, but Raburn slipped and fell while chasing Asdrubal Cabrera’s fly to deep left. Raburn got up and nearly made a running catch, but the ball hit off his glove for a three-run double.

After Victor Martinez walked, Shin Soo-Choo tied it at 5 with a triple past a sliding Magglio Ordonez in right.

Everett started a rally in the sixth. He reached on a nice bunt single, took second on a sacrifice and moved to third on a groundout before Magglio Ordonez singled him in.

The Indians tied it again in the seventh on Martinez’s broken-bat RBI double off Bobby Seay. Martinez moved up on a wild pitch. After Choo walked, Zumaya came in and gave up a tiebreaking sacrifice fly to DeRosa.

Notes: The Tigers announced that C Matt Treanor had surgery Thursday for a bone spur in his hip, a move that is expected to end his season. Treanor has been sidelined since April 24. … Everett’s previous grand slam came in 2003. … The Indians made three roster moves after Friday’s win, putting RHP Joe Smith (rotator cuff) on the 15-day disabled list, optioning OF Trevor Crowe to Triple-A Columbus and designating INF Tony Graffanino for assignment. They recalled INFs Josh Barfield and Luis Valbuena and OF Matt LaPorta from Columbus.

AP-ES-05-02-09 1929EDT

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