CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Fulmer won’t pitch in his first All-Star Game, not because he isn’t worthy.
Under the bright lights and on a big stage Sunday night, Fulmer again showed why he’s Miami-bound.
Fulmer outlasted All-Star teammate Corey Kluber, Alex Presley hit a tiebreaking, two-run double and the Detroit Tigers hung on late to salvage the series finale with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.
Fulmer (9-6) dominated the defending AL champions until the seventh inning, when he gave up a two-run homer to Indians All-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez.
Detroit’s shaky bullpen then barely held together over the last three innings. Shane Greene worked out of a bases-loaded threat in the seventh and Justin Wilson did the same in the eighth while getting five outs for his 10th save in 11 tries.
Because Fulmer started the final game before the break, he’ll watch the…