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Back-to-back homers by Schoop, Carpenter give Tigers doubleheader split

Cleveland — For different reasons, they both badly needed to see balls fly into the seats.

Veteran Jonathan Schoop, mired in a season-long hitting slump, and rookie Kerry Carpenter, who was leading the minor leagues with 30 homers when he got called up and hadn’t sniffed one in the big leagues, hit homers on back-to-back pitches in the top of the sixth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie and helping the Tigers earn a split of the doubleheader against Cleveland, 7-5.

"We needed a win in the worst way," manager AJ Hinch said. "That's pretty obviously.