MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) -- Mired in a two-for-44 slump, Damion Easley hit a two-out home run off Armando Almanza in the top of the ninth inning Sunday as the Detroit Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Marlins.
It was just the second home run of the season for Easley.
Jeff Farnsworth (1-1) pitched one inning in relief of starter Jeff Weaver to earn the win.
Juan Acevedo, who had blown saves in two of Detroit's three previous games, retired the first two batters in the ninth before allowing back-to-back singles to Mike Redmond and pinch-hitter Luis Castillo, who had his 35-game hitting streak snapped Saturday night.
Redmond then stole third before Acevedo struck out Cliff Floyd for his 11th save in 14 opportunities.
Florida had its season-high five-game winning streak ended.
Mike Lowell staked Florida to a 1-0 lead with a two-out home run -- his 11th of the season -- in the bottom of the first.
Redmond drove home Preston Wilson in the fifth to give Florida a 2-1 advantage before Detroit evened the contest in the sixth, when Fick scored on Shane Halter's groundout.
Dempster struck out a season-high 10 batters -- one shy of his career high -- over seven innings.
Almanza (2-2) allowed a run on a hit and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.