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MLB: Detroit 6, Cleveland 4

June 8, 2013 at 10:40 PM

DETROIT, June 8 (UPI) -- Prince Fielder uncorked a bases-clearing double to back Rick Porcello's solid six-inning start Saturday in the Detroit Tigers' 6-4 win over Cleveland.

Fielder's big blow came in the second inning and gave Detroit a 4-1 lead. With the three RBI, the Detroit first baseman increased his total to 51, third-best in the American League behind teammate Miguel Cabrera (67) and Baltimore's Chris Davis (52).

Andy Dirks added a pair of run-scoring singles for the American League Central-leading Tigers, who took a second straight from second-place Cleveland and extended their lead over the Indians to 4 1/2 games.

Porcello (3-3) handled the Tribe on three hits and two walks, allowing two runs (one earned). The right-hander struck out seven.

Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.

Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco (0-2) was roughed up for six runs on 10 hits in a four-inning effort.

Ryan Raburn knocked a two-run homer en route to three RBI for the Tribe, who fell below .500 (30-31).

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