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Andrew Susac and Giants tame Tigers 5-4

AP, DETROIT, Michigan

San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac hits a two RBI double in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday.

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Andrew Susac hit a two-run double in San Francisco’s four-run first against David Price as the Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in Major League Baseball on Saturday.

Buster Posey had a solo homer among his three hits as San Francisco won for the eighth time in nine games against Detroit, including a sweep of the 2012 World Series. Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings for his fourth consecutive win, giving him a career-high 17 on the year.

Miguel Cabrera homered twice for Detroit, who have dropped three of four. Victor Martinez hit a solo drive in the third for his career-best 30th homer.

Price (13-11) settled down after the rough start, striking out 11 in 8-2/3 innings. However, the left-hander, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in a July 31 trade, dropped to 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in his last four starts.

Bumgarner (17-9), who won Game 2 two years ago, allowed three runs and 10 hits. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 15th save.


In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras homered as the Cardinals opened a four-game lead in the National League Central division.

Lance Lynn (15-8) pitched six effective innings as St Louis won for the seventh time in their past eight games. Trevor Rosenthal got three outs for his 43rd save in 48 chances.

The Brewers have lost 10 of 11. Ryan Braun had an RBI single in the first, and Lyle Overbay doubled home a run in the sixth.

Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse (12-9) lasted just four innings. He allowed five runs and four hits with two walks.


In New York, Brandon McCarthy won for the second time in six starts, and the Yankees feasted on Kansas City’s bullpen after Royals starter Danny Duffy left because of an injury following his first pitch.

A night after a 1-0 loss in the series opener dropped them 4.5 games back for the American League’s second playoff wild card, the weak-hitting Yankees scored as many as six runs for the first time since Aug. 29.

McCarthy (6-4) allowed two runs and six hits in 6-2/3 innings.

Kansas City, who had won four in a row, remained two games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central division.

In other MLB action, it was:

‧ Angels 8, Twins 5

‧ Athletics 4, Astros 3

‧ Indians 3, White Sox 1

‧ Pirates 5, Cubs 3, 11 inns

‧ Pirates 5, Cubs 0

‧ Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

‧ Braves 4, Marlins 3, 10 inns

‧ Phillies 3, Nationals 1

‧ Rays 3, Orioles 2

‧ Reds 2, Mets 1

‧ Rockies 7, Padres 6

‧ Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 2

‧ Mariners 4, Rangers 2

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