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MLB: Detroit 3, Cincinnati 2

June 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, June 9 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder singled home Brennan Boesch for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Saturday, lifting Detroit to a 3-2 interleague win over Cincinnati.

With the score tied 2-2 in the eighth, Boesch led off against Sean Marshall (1-3) with a double. Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked and Fielder followed by lining a pitch to center field.

Chris Heisey's throw home was late and Boesch slid in with the decisive run.

The score made a winner of Brayan Villarreal (2-1), who worked around a pair of walks in the seventh inning to record a scoreless frame in relief of starter Justin Verlander.

Joaquin Benoit threw a 1-2-3 eighth and Jose Valverde nailed down his 11th save for the Tigers, who evened their three-game set at Great American Park.

Fielder also socked a solo homer and Ramon Santiago went 2-for-4 with a bases-empty shot.

Reds starter Bronson Arroyo yielded two runs on five hits in a seven-inning effort, allowing no walks while fanning four.

Todd Frazier drove in both runs for National League Central-leading Cincinnati.

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