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MLB: Detroit 8, Oakland 4 (10 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Brennan Boesch triggered a seven-run 10th-inning uprising with a two-run double Friday and the Detroit Tigers logged a wild 8-4 win over Oakland.

The Athletics led 1-0 for much of the game but the Tigers forced an extra frame when Miguel Cabrera socked a solo homer in the top of the ninth to tie it.

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Detroit then sent 11 men to the plate in the 10th to put the game away. A's first baseman Daric Barton and reliever Brian Fuentes (0-1) each committed errors before Boesch (3-for-5) lined a pitch down the right field line to put the Tigers up 3-1.

Detroit went on to get RBI from Victor Martinez, Brandon Inge and Alex Avila before the inning ended, making a winner of Brayan Villarreal (1-0), who had recorded the final two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

The Tigers evened their record at .500 with their fourth straight win.

Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy got a hard-luck no-decision after tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings, during which he yielded six hits and one walk while fanning seven.

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David DeJesus went 3-for-5 with three RBI for the A's.

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