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Tigers let lead slip away in eighth inning, drop series finale vs. Guardians

Cleveland — How do you strike out the side and still end up allowing six runs to score?

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Up 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth, lefty reliever Andrew Chafin struck out Owen Miller, Andres Gimenez and Luke Maile. But the third strike to Maile scooted by catcher Eric Haase and Maile was able to reach safely.

When the dust settled on the inning, the Guardians sent 11 batters to the plate, produced six hits and six runs and beat the Tigers 8-4 in the finale of this four-game series at Progressive Field.