Miguel Cabrera singled in his final at-bat at Progressive Field, Spencer Torkelson and Kerry Carpenter homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-1 on Sunday to win the season series for the first time since 2015.
Cleveland has lost 15 of 22 and is in danger of falling out of contention in the AL Central. The Guardians trail first-place Minnesota by six games and lead the third-place Tigers by 1 1/2 games.
Allen gave up two runs in six innings, but got no help from his offense, which scored 10 runs in losing three of four in the series.
“It’s not a great recipe for success. I’ll tell you that,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said of the early deficits. “It’s a hard way to play, especially when runs are hard to come by for us.”