Miguel Cabrera and Marcus Thames homered and the Detroit Tigers scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-7 on Saturday.
Cabrera, Thames, Curtis Granderson and Edgar Renteria each drove
in two runs for the Tigers, who won their fifth straight game and
seventh in their last eight.
Andre Ethier homered and had four RBIs for the Dodgers, who have
lost four straight and 16 of their last 22.
Eddie Bonine (1-0) had his contract purchased from Triple-A
Toledo before the game and got the win in his major league debut.
He allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. Bonine didn't
walk a batter and struck out two.
Brad Penny (5-9) allowed one hit before being knocked out of the
game in the fourth. He gave up seven runs and seven hits in 3 2-3
innings with two walks and didn't strike out a batter.
With Detroit down 4-1, Magglio Ordonez singled with one out in
the fourth and Cabrera followed with his 10th home run into the
left-field stands. Renteria singled one out later and Thames
followed with his ninth homer and second in two games. Ivan
Rodriguez followed with a single and Granderson and Placido Polanco
hit successive triples.
The Tigers scored three in the fifth on an error by Los Angeles
shortstop Angel Berroa, a wild pitch by Scott Proctor and
Rodriguez' RBI single.
The Dodgers scored three in the sixth on Ethier's two-run homer
and Juan Pierre's RBI groundout.
Renteria singled in a run in the Detroit sixth. Jeff Larish added a RBI single in the eighth.
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