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Tigers 6, Indians 4

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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates Torii Hunter #48 and Andy Dirks #12 after Prince Fielder #28 hits a second inning double to deep right center field in the second inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on June 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates Torii Hunter #48 and Andy Dirks #12 after Prince Fielder #28 hits a second inning double to deep right center field in the second inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on June 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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By LARRY LAGE/AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) – Prince Fielder hit a bases-clearing double in the second inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Saturday.

The AL Central-leading Tigers have won the first two games of the series to build a season-high 4{-game lead over the Indians.

Rick Porcello (3-3) gave up two runs – one earned – and three hits while striking out seven over six innings.

Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer off reliever Luke Putkonen to pull the Indians within two runs in the seventh inning and they had a shot to at least get even in the ninth.

After Phil Coke pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief, Jose Valverde pitched a shaky ninth for his eighth save in 10 opportunities.

 

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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