MLB: Detroit 6, Oakland 2

Sept. 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

DETROIT, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander blanked Oakland on five hits over six innings Wednesday, helping boost Detroit to a 6-2 decision over the Athletics.

Detroit won for the sixth time in eight games, including the opening two games of the series with the A's.

The Tigers took a 6-0 lead into the ninth inning, built in part on three RBI from Omar Infante and a solo homer from Miguel Cabrera.

Verlander (15-8) struck out five and walked three to win for the third time in his last four starts.

Infante delivered a two-run double during a three-run third inning and his fielder's choice grounder in the eighth also drove in a run.

Cabrera's homer was his 41st of the season and came in the seventh inning.

Brett Anderson (4-2) allowed three runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings before leaving the game with an arm injury.

Oakland has lost three straight after winning eight out of nine.

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