CLEVELAND(AP) Drained by emotion, the
dug deep and found a way to win.
would have been proud.
slapped an RBI single just inside the bag at first in the 13th inning on Friday night, giving Cleveland a 6-5 win over the
just hours after the Indians traded Martinez, their popular All-Star catcher, shortly before the non-waiver deadline.
Carroll sliced his single off rookie
(0-1) just inside the first-base bag to score
, who opened the 13th with a double. Carroll was mobbed in the infield by his teammates, who a few hours earlier were saying
goodbye to Martinez, now a member of the
Boston Red Sox
''Victor's been the heart and soul of who we are,'' said Carroll, who struck out looking with runners at second and third
to end the 10th. ''It's a tough situation to see. We loved Victor and it was tough to see him go. We've kind of done it to
Toma Ohka (1-4), the Indians' sixth reliever, pitched four scoreless innings for his first win since April 29, 2007, when
he was with Toronto.
, whose future in Cleveland won't be decided until after this season, said seeing Martinez leave was difficult.
''That was probably the toughest goodbye,'' he said. ''Vic is a special guy.''
, recalled earlier in the day from the minors, had three hits apiece as the Indians won for the seventh time in 10 games.
hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have dropped four of five but lead the AL Central by 2 1/2 games.
''It was a great ballgame, we came out on the wrong end,'' Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. ''They finally got the big hit
and we didn't.''
Cleveland took a 5-3 lead into the ninth and seemed in control, when once again, the Indians' unreliable bullpen let them
This time, the culprit was closer
, who gave up Guillen's homer.
singled leading off against Wood, attempting to get his second four-out save this season, Guillen turned on a 3-1 pitch and
drove it into the seats in right-center for his second homer. He returned last week after missing 68 games with a shoulder
Guillen's shot cost Indians starter
his first win since May 14. The right-hander was sent to the Indians' player development complex in Arizona to work on his
mechanics and mental approach. A former 19-game winner, he dodged some early trouble and lasted five innings, allowing two
runs and four hits.
''I liked Fausto's pace. I liked the way he stayed in control,'' Wedge said. ''It was a very good first day back.''
hit a two-run homer in the first off Tigers starter
and added an RBI double in sixth.
Jackson gave up two runs and eight hits in four innings - his shortest outing of 2009. The right-hander has just one win in
his last nine starts.
The Tigers also made a major move before the non-waiver trading deadline. They acquired left-hander
from Seattle for the playoff stretch while the Indians made their fifth trade since June 27 by dealing Martinez to the
for three pitchers.
Carmona was in immediate trouble in the first. The Tigers loaded the bases with one out before
hit a two-run single that brought Indians pitching coach
out for a mound visit to calm his right-hander. Carmona settled down and escaped the inning without any more damage.
NOTES: Fifteen pitchers combined to throw 490 pitches. ... The Indians will induct All-Star catcher
into their Hall of Fame on Saturday. Alomar is currently a catching instructor with the
New York Mets
and hopes to manage one day. ... Washburn will make his first start for the Tigers next Tuesday against Baltimore. ... Tigers
(shoulder) and LHP
(elbow) threw simulated games on Friday. Both may make minor league rehab appearances next week. ... Indians RHP
, who underwent
surgery in June 2008, will pitch three innings on Tuesday in a minor league game. He should be back in the majors in a few