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MLB: Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2

June 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 28 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera had four hits and two RBI Thursday while Detroit's bullpen threw three solid innings in bringing the Tigers a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Delmon Young's RBI double and Alex Avila's run-scoring single put Detroit in front in the third and the Tigers then turned to starter Max Scherzer to hold off the Rays. Detroit handed Tampa Bay its fourth straight loss.

Cabrera singled in a run in the sixth to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead and he tacked on a solo homer in the ninth.

Scherzer (7-5) allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in six-plus innings.

Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde wrapped up the win with an inning each, Valverde collecting his 14th save.

James Shields (7-5) took the loss. The Tigers touched him for four runs on 14 hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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