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Brandon Inge's Three Hits Help Tigers Win 7th Straight

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Brandon Inge's RBI triple in the eighth helped the Detroit Tigers take a 7-5 win over Arizona, sending the Diamondbacks to their franchise-record 14th straight road loss.

Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run home run, Inge finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored while Johnny Damon scored twice for the Tigers, who have won a season- high seven straight games, all against National League opponents.

Armando Galarraga was pulled after 4 1/3 innings as he was charged with four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Phil Coke (5-0) got the win for retiring the final two batters in the eighth.

Miguel Montero hit a solo home run while Chris Young and Stephen Drew each drove in a pair for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight.

Dontrelle Willis lasted five innings in the start and was charged with five runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Chad Qualls (1-4) was handed the loss.

With the score tied in the eighth, the Tigers took the lead. With one out, Brennan Boesch walked and moved to second on Carlos Guillen's groundout. Inge then launched a triple to deep center and Alex Avila followed with a single for a 7-5 lead.

Jose Valverde set the Diamondbacks down in order in the ninth to pick up his 15th save of the year.

Detroit grabbed a 2-0 lead in the opening inning. With Damon on base after a fielder's choice, Ordonez clubbed a pitch over the wall in left-center, his ninth homer of the year.

The Tigers tacked on two more in the second as, with two men on base, Danny Worth clubbed a double that scored Inge. Ryan Raburn followed with a sac fly to plate Avila for a 4-0 advantage.

Arizona got one back in the fourth as Montero led off the frame by smacking a 1-1 pitch into the seats in right, his first homer of the season.

The Diamondbacks then tied the game in the fifth. Kelly Johnson doubled with one out and Drew followed with an RBI single. A base hit by Justin Upton and walk by Montero loaded the bases for Young, who punched a two-run single to left.

Brad Thomas then took over on the mound and retired the next two batters to escape the jam without further damage.

Detroit, though, regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth as back-to-back singles to start the inning left Damon on third and Don Kelly's sacrifice fly made it a 5-4 game.

Arizona came charging back in the sixth to again tie the game when Drew's single scored Gerardo Parra. Eddie Bonine took the mound in relief and got the next two batters out to end the inning.

Arizona is 86-108 in interleague play...Detroit has won 36 of its last 42 interleague games at home and is 60-22, overall, in interleague play dating back to the start of the 2006 season...Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera left in the fifth inning with dizziness. He was replaced by Kelly. After the game the team said Cabrera will be day-to-day...Arizona stranded nine men on base.