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Peralta double all it takes to propel Tigers past Angels

AP, DETROIT, Michigan

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run double during a three-run eighth inning that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.

The Tigers trailed 3-0 before scoring twice in the sixth and taking the lead in their last at-bat. With runners on first and third, Peralta hit a line drive just fair down the left-field line off Garrett Richards (3-3). Alex Avila added an RBI single.

Octavio Dotel (4-2) threw two scoreless innings for the win. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 30 chances.

Vernon Wells homered for the Angels, who had won four straight. Dan Haren allowed two runs in 5-2/3 innings.

In other AL play, it was:

‧ Indians 3, Yankees 1

‧ Athletics 4, Rays 2

‧ Rangers 9, Twins 3

‧ Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2

‧ White Sox 5, Mariners 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AP, LOS ANGELES

Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, and Andre Ethier tied a franchise record with his 10th straight hit in an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

Clayton Kershaw (12-7) pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for the new-look Dodgers, hours after they acquired Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett in a blockbuster trade with Boston.

Ethier and Mark Ellis also went deep for Los Angeles.

Ethier had his second straight four-hit game. He gave the Dodgers a 7-2 lead in the fifth with a leadoff homer against reliever Wade LeBlanc and added a bloop single to center in the seventh for his 10th consecutive hit, tying a club mark set in 1919 by Ed Konetchy.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Braves 7, Giants 3

‧ Phillies 4, Nationals 2

‧ Reds 8, Cardinals 2

‧ Mets 3, Astros 1

‧ Pirates 4, Brewers 0

‧ Rockies 4, Cubs 3

‧ Padres 9, Diamondbacks 3

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