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Tigers Outlast Astros For 7-3 Win In 14 Innings

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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers singles in Austin Jackson (not pictured) of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 2, 2013. (Getty Images/Bob Levey)

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers singles in Austin Jackson (not pictured) of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 2, 2013. (Getty Images/Bob Levey)

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN/AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) – Don Kelly had an RBI single to start a four-run 14th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 Thursday night.

Austin Jackson led off the 14th with a ground-rule double. Jackson advanced to third on a groundout by Torii Hunter before Houston intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to load the bases.

Kelly’s dribbling grounder to right field scored Jackson and chased Dallas Keuchel (0-1), who came in to start the 10th.
Matt Tuiasosopo’s two-run double made it 6-3 before Detroit added a run on a sacrifice fly by Jhonny Peralta.

Luke Putkonen (1-0), who was called up from Triple-A on Thursday, allowed no hits in the last 2 1-3 innings for the win in a game that took 4 hours, 50 minutes.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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