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MLB: Detroit 5, Texas 2

Oct. 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM   |   Comments

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DETROIT, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Doug Fister pitched into the eighth Tuesday and was backed up with three home runs in Detroit's 5-2 win over Texas in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

Fister (2-1) earned the win and got Detroit in the win column after the Tigers had dropped the first two games to the defending American League champions.

The series resumes in Detroit Wednesday.

Fister went 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out three and did not give up a walk before turning the game over to Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde, who closed out the ninth for the save.

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta homered for the Tigers and Austin Jackson had three hits and an RBI.

Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton both had two hits and an RBI for Texas. Yorvit Torrealba went 3-for-3.

Colby Lewis (1-1) was tagged with the loss in the Rangers' first setback since Game 1 of the American League Division Series against Tampa Bay. Lewis was charged with four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings and struck out six.

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