A two-run home run by Prince Fielder in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday.
Fielder's home run in the eighth was his second of the game. He also hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Fielder finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
Miguel Cabrera, who was on base for both of Fielder's home runs, also homered, connecting on a solo shot in the first. Cabrera was also 2-for-3 in the game. He and Fielder accounted for four of Detroit's five hits. Delmon Young doubled for the other.
Justin Verlander started and gave up three runs in six innings while striking out six. Octavio Dotel, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde combined to pitch three scoreless innnings in relief. Benoit (2-3) picked up the win and Valverde picked up his 23rd save. Reliever Darren O'Day (6-1) picked up his first loss of the season in relief.
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