Verlander, Tigers end Oakland's win streak

OAKLAND, Calif., Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.

Jhonny Peralta followed Fielder's leadoff shot in the fourth with a three-run homer.

A's nemesis Verlander (2-1) outpitched Oakland lefty Brett Anderson before a sellout crowd.

Verlander struck out six and walked three in six innings, allowing one run and three hits.

Anderson (1-2) allowed three home runs to match a career high.

Rangers 3, Mariners 1

At Seattle, Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre each hit two-out, RBI singles in the eighth inning to lift Texas over Seattle.

Joe Ortiz (2-0) pitched two innings for his second win in three days. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in four chances.

Jason Bay had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who have lost four of five.


National League

Giants 3, Cubs 2

At Chicago, Madison Bumgarner (3-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings on a 38-degree afternoon, and Marco Scutaro had three hits for San Francisco.

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro, batting right-handed, had a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh. On Friday, the switch-hitter had a tying, pinch homer from the left side.

Chicago put two on with no outs in the eighth, and Alfonso Soriano grounded out and Welington Castillo hit into a double play against Santiago Casilla, who finished for his first save.

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (1-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings.

Braves 3, Nationals 1

At Washington, Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals for their eighth straight victory.

Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 5

At Phoenix, Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out nine in six innings, getting his first three major league hits in the process, and Los Angeles held off Arizona.

Adrian Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs as the Dodgers stopped a six-game losing streak in Arizona.


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