MLB: Detroit 8, Arizona 3

DETROIT, June 26 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera triggered an eighth-inning rally Sunday with a go-ahead, two-run single, carrying the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 victory over Arizona.

Trailing 2-1 coming into the eighth, Detroit exploded for seven runs, sending 12 men to the plate while banging out six hits and drawing a pair of walks.


Aaron Heilman (4-1) allowed a single to Don Kelly and a walk to Casper Wells before David Hernandez entered and issued a free pass to Magglio Ordonez to load the bases.

Cabrera followed by lining a single to left, plating Kelly and Wells with the tying and go-ahead runs.

Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta (3-for-4, solo homer) and Brandon Inge also stroked RBI singles in the big frame as the Tigers took the rubber match of their three-game interleague series against the Diamondbacks.

Al Aburquerque (5-1) was credited with the win in relief of Brad Penny, who yielded two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 frames.

D-backs starter Joe Saunders pitched well, giving up only one run on four hits in a seven-inning effort.

Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 with an RBI single for Arizona.


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