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MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1

June 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

PITTSBURGH, June 22 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett limited Detroit to two hits over six innings Friday in lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

Pittsburgh scored four times over the first two innings, with two of the runs being unearned, and Burnett (8-2) threw shutout ball while striking out four.

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Four relievers teamed to go the final three innings with Joel Hanrahan striking out two in the ninth for his 18th save.

Doug Fister (1-4) made his second start for the Tigers since coming off the disabled list and was at least partially undone by his own throwing error.

Pittsburgh's two first-inning runs came in on a single by Neil Walker and a double-play grounder off the bat of Garrett Jones.

With two on and one away in the Pittsburgh second, Burnett hit a grounder back to Fister and he threw the ball away at first. That allowed one run to score and another run came in when left fielder Delmon Young made a wild throw back to the infield.

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