■ The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez hit his 652d home run, leaving him eight short of tying Willie Mays for fourth place all-time. Rodriguez batted second in the order for the first time since Aug. 26, 2006.
■ Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were ejected in the first after the third baseman complained to umpire Brian Gorman that he was struck in the right leg by a pitch. Leyland was tossed for the 72d time of his career.
■ A crowd of only 9,794 attended the Indians game, despite the matchup of two contenders. Several hundred dogs were also in attendance with a ‘‘Puppypalooza’’ promotion.
■ Washington’s Denard Span extended his hit streak to 20 games, the majors’ longest active run.