In the midst of his home run trot on Sunday afternoon, Indians utility man Ryan Raburn took a wad of gum from the hand of Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Raburn’s home run effectively ended Tigers’ pitcher Jose Alvarez’ bid for a no-hitter in the fifth inning. Raburn, a former Detroit Tiger, cracked a smile before stepping on the bag. The Tigers cracked even bigger ones after sweeping the Indians in Detroit.
Through 35 games and 106 at bats with the Tribe, Raburn is hitting .292 with seven home runs and 20 runs batted in.