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MLB: Detroit 7, Cleveland 5

June 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, June 7 (UPI) -- Victor Martinez homered to open the Detroit offense Friday and wound up with three hits and three runs in pushing the Tigers past Cleveland 7-5.

Justin Verlander survived one rough inning to pick up the win in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the American League Central.

The home run by Martinez ignited a three-run second inning that put the Tigers in front for good. Detroit added runs in that inning on a single from Torii Hunter and a bases-loaded walk to Miguel Cabrera.

Martinez also scored in the fifth on a double play grounder off the bat of Brayan Pena and Pena singled Martinez home in the seventh with the final Detroit run.

Verlander (8-4) allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in seven innings. Cleveland scored three times in the fifth, two of the runs coming in on a double by Matt Kipnis.

Detroit closer Jose Valverde gave up ninth-inning home runs to Mike Aviles and Drew Stubbs in a non-save situation.

The loss went to Ubaldo Jimenez (4-4), who survived just three innings.

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