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MLB: Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore Orioles 10-3 to break skid

AP, BALTIMORE, Maryland

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Miguel Cabrera’s grand slam capped a wild fourth inning in which Detroit hit four home runs and Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel was ejected as the Tigers beat Baltimore 10-3 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.

Prince Fielder hit a sixth-inning drive for the Tigers, whose five homers were a season high.

Justin Verlander (7-4) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings to win his third straight start.

After Victor Martinez opened the inning with a home run off Hammel (7-3), Jhonny Peralta followed with a shot to left and Alex Avila made it three in a row with a drive to center.

Hammel’s next pitch struck Matt Tuiasosopo in the shoulder or the helmet — replays were inconclusive — and home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt immediately tossed the right-hander from the game.

INDIANS 5, RAYS 0

In Cleveland, Ohio, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight scoreless innings as the Indians beat the Rays.

Jason Giambi and Asdrubal Cabrera hit two-run homers in the game that began about 10 hours after the conclusion of Friday night’s contest, that ended at 2:53am on Saturday after five hours of rain delays.

Jimenez (4-3) allowed four hits and struck out seven in stopping Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak. The Rays, who rolled to a 9-2 win earlier on Saturday morning, had only two runners reach second base.

Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer (0-1), called up from Triple A-Durham before the game, allowed five runs in four innings.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Twins 5, Mariners 4

‧ Royals 4, Rangers 1, 10 Inns

‧ Athletics 4, White Sox 3

‧ Red Sox 11, Yankees 1

‧ Astros 2, Angels 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AP, ST LOUIS, Missouri

Adam Wainwright struck out 10 in his 14th complete game and third this season, as the St Louis Cardinals completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 7-1 win on Saturday night.

Rookie Shelby Miller pitched six-hit ball for seven innings and backup catcher Tony Cruz hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs for St Louis in an 8-0 win in the opener.

Wainwright (8-3) allowed eight hits and one run without walking a batter.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Rockies 7, Dodgers 6, 10 Inns

‧ Brewers 4, Phillies 3

‧ Marlins 8, Mets 1

‧ Braves 2, Nationals 1, 10 Inns

‧ Reds 2, Pirates 0

‧ Diamondbacks 12, Cubs 4

In interleague play, it was:

‧ Padres 4, Blue Jays 3

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