MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 3

May 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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BOSTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth Thursday and the Detroit Tigers blanked Boston over the final six innings to down the Red Sox 7-3.

Detroit salvaged the final contest of a four-game series, ending a streak in which the Red Sox won eight times in 11 outings.

The Tigers overcame an early two-run deficit and the score was knotted at 3-3 heading into the fifth. Quintin Berry reached to open the inning with a bunt single off Josh Beckett (4-5), stole second and went to third when catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throw sailed into center field.

Cabrera then singled to center to snap the tie.

Detroit added a run in the eighth on a home run by Delmon Young and scored twice more in the ninth, when Prince Fielder drove in a run with the 10th triple of his 8-year career and then scored on a single by Young.

Max Scherzer (5-3) went six innings to get the win, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out six.

Relievers Phil Coke, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde combined to throw three perfect innings with one strikeout.

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