MLB: Detroit 3, Oakland 1

May 13, 2012 at 7:41 PM

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander limited the Athletics to two hits over seven innings Sunday and the Detroit Tigers edged Oakland 3-1.

Verlander (4-1) notched his sixth straight start without a loss, yielding only a fourth-inning single to Josh Reddick and a Seth Smith solo homer in the fifth.

The Tigers' ace surrendered one walk and struck out eight while lowering his ERA to 2.47 as Detroit earned a split of its four-game series at Oakland.

Austin Jackson put the Tigers ahead to stay with a bases-loaded walk in the sixth while Miguel Cabrera drove in Detroit's other two runs, going 3-for-5.

Oakland's Jarrod Parker (1-1) absorbed the loss, surrendering two runs on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports