Verlander gets plenty of support, beats A's again

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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, and the Tigers didn't let the A's back into this one a day after losing 4-3 in 12 innings.

A's nemesis Verlander (2-1) outpitched Oakland lefty Brett Anderson before a sellout crowd of 35,067 similar to those spirited fans who packed the Coliseum for last fall's division series between these clubs.

Verlander, making his third start since signing a $180 million, seven-year contract March 29, pitched the Tigers past the A's 6-0 in the Game 5 division series clincher at the Coliseum last October and also won Game 1 of the series.


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