No matter the situation, the upstart Cleveland Indians can do no wrong this season.
Cleveland has baseball's best record at 19-8 after Michael Brantley singled home the go-ahead run in a three-run eighth inning Sunday and the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 for their 13th straight home win.
"I don't think anybody could see this coming," closer Chris Perez said. "Everything is coming together. The starting pitchers are keeping us in there, the bullpen is doing the job. Two outs, none on? The offense will do something. This is a lot of fun."
Cleveland's third consecutive victory in its last at-bat and sixth straight overall pushed Detroit's losing streak to six games. It also gave the Indians five series sweeps this season, one more than all of 2010 when they went 69-93.
"A super, fantastic homestand. Just terrific," manager Manny Acta said. "Winning breeds confidence and these kids right now are feeling pretty good."
The Indians start a road trip Tuesday night in Oakland.
Brantley followed a tying RBI single by Orlando Cabrera by lining an 0-1 pitch from Joaquin Benoit (0-2) to left, scoring Shelley Duncan from second base.
Matt LaPorta added a sacrifice fly for his third RBI and a 5-3 lead as Cleveland extended its best home start in 70 years.
Dodgers: Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 27 games when the right fielder led off the seventh inning in Los Angeles' 7-0 loss to San Diego with a single up the first-base line, off the glove of Brad Hawpe as he tried to backhand it behind the bag.
The streak is the longest by a Dodger since Willie Davis' franchise-record 31-game stretch in 1969.
Braves: Pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for two weeks without pay by Major League Baseball for inappropriate comments and gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco on April 23.
The suspension is retroactive to Friday, when McDowell was placed on administrative leave. He also was fined an undisclosed amount.
McDowell will be required to complete sensitivity training and will have to apologize directly to the fans involved, Justin Quinn and his family.
Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement Sunday that insensitivity to others "simply cannot and will not be tolerated."
"I understand that Mr. McDowell is very contrite about his conduct, and hopefully this incident will be used to increase public awareness of the importance of sensitivity to others," Selig said. "I commend Justin Quinn and his family for bringing this issue to our attention so that it will not happen again."
Quinn said while in the stands with his wife and 9-year-old twin daughters he saw McDowell ask three men "Are you guys a homo couple or a threesome?" Then, Quinn said, made crude sexual gestures, and when Quinn shouted there were kids present was threatened by McDowell with a bat.
Angels: Ace Jered Weaver (6-0) was scratched from his scheduled start at Tampa Bay because of a stomach virus. Manager Mike Scioscia hopes Weaver will be able to pitch Monday night at Boston.
Blue Jays: Former Cal star David Cooper got his first career hit in the second inning, added another in the fourth and a walk in the eighth during Toronto's 5-2 loss to New York at Yankee Stadium.
"It was great, something I've been wanting to do the first couple of games," Cooper said. "It felt good, kind of get the monkey off my back, so to speak."
Astros: After Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, the next inning, Lee was on his way to the hospital with a rib-cage injury following an outfield collision with Angel Sanchez going for a pop-fly.
Yankees: Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood has opted out of his contract, which he could do if he wasn't called up from the minors by May 1.