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Cabrera's bat, Turnbull's arm help Tigers sweep Pirates 2-1

Pittsburgh lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell to 3-14.
Credit: AP
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera drives in Jonathan Schoop with a hit in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 for a three-game series. 

Cabrera’s single to left-center field off Richard Rodriguez scored Jonathan Schoop, who was hit by a pitch with two outs and took second on a wild pitch. 

Detroit improved to 8-5, including 5-1 on the road, a year after having the worst record in the major leagues at 47-114. 

Pittsburgh lost for the 10th time in 11 games and fell to 3-14.