DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers' big-name offense finally came through with some big-time hits.
Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam to cap the Tigers' six-run eighth inning to help Detroit end a four-game losing streak with a 8-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
"The offense hung in there, and got us some big, big hits at the end," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "We were finally able to close one out."
The Tigers made a splash in the offseason, adding slugger Miguel Cabrera and ace Dontrelle Willis to send their star-studded payroll up to nearly $139 million. But Detroit is 11 games below .500 even after Saturday's triumph, closer to the last-place Royals in the AL Central standings than the similarly disappointing Indians, who are third after winning the division a year ago.