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Cabrera caps five-run rally in 10th for Tigers

AP, DETROIT, Michigan


Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run rally by Detroit with two outs in the 10th inning on Sunday, giving the Tigers a 10-8 victory over Cleveland that sent the Indians to their ninth straight loss.

With the Indians up 8-5, Chris Perez (0-3) walked Alex Avila and pinch-hitter Andy Dirks. Austin Jackson doubled in a run, Omar Infante’s two-run single tied it and Cabrera homered to left-center.

Travis Hafner and Ezequiel Carrera had hit back-to-back solo homers for Cleveland in the 10th.


In Chicago, Illinois, pinch-hitter A.J. Pierzynski equaled a White Sox record by homering in his fifth consecutive game, a two-run drive in the seventh inning off Jason Isringhausen (3-2) as Chicago downed Los Angeles.

Nate Jones (5-0) allowed one run in two innings after Francisco Liriano left with bruised right quadriceps, and Addison Reed struck out two in the ninth for his 18th save. Chicago took two of three in the weekend series and has won nine of 12 games.


In New York, Raul Ibanez homered and drove in three runs as Freddy Garcia got his 150th career victory, just the sixth win for the Yankees in 16 games.

Garcia (5-5) hung around for five innings and preserved a one-run lead with his final pitch, retiring Kyle Seager with two on.

Ibanez hit his 15th homer in the fifth, a solo drive off Hisashi Iwakuma (2-3) that put the Yankees ahead 4-2. Ibanez delivered again in the sixth with a two-out, two-run single off Oliver Perez with the bases loaded.

Seattle had won eight of nine.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Red Sox 6, Twins 4

‧ Royals 7, Rangers 6

‧ Orioles 1, Rays 0

‧ Blue Jays 6, Athletics 5



A.J. Burnett remained undefeated against the Cincinnati Reds this season and Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the fourth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates salvage the finale of their three-game series with a 6-2 win on Sunday.

Neil Walker hit a two-run homer and All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot as second-place Pittsburgh stopped Cincinnati’s winning streak at five and closed within 4.5 games of the National League Central leader.

Burnett (14-3) allowed two runs and three hits in 8-2/3 innings, improving to 3-0 against the Reds this season. Joel Hanrahan got the final out for his 32nd save.


In Washington, Stephen Strasburg (12-5) allowed just three hits over six shutout innings and drove in two runs as Washington downed Florida.

Strasburg struck out six and walked one, extending his scoreless streak against the Marlins to 27 innings.

He hit a two-run single in the second off Ricky Nolasco (8-11) and raised his batting average to .343 (12 for 35) with seven RBIs.

Drew Storen pitched a one-hit ninth for his first save since Sept. 28.

Miami’s Jose Reyes hit a fourth-inning single that extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the majors this season.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Giants 8, Rockies 3

‧ Dodgers 7, Cubs 6

‧ Braves 6, Astros 1

‧ Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 4

‧ Padres 7, Mets 3

‧ Cardinals 3, Brewers 0

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