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Fielder homers as Detroit beats Athletics
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Torii Hunter (48) of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by teammate Miguel Cabrera after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday in Oakland, Calif. - photo by The Associated Press

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. He was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out two and walked three.

NEW YORK — Nolan Reimold, Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis hit solo home runs, and Baltimore stopped the Yankees’ four-game winning string.
Nate McLouth doubled twice, singled and made a nifty catch in left field to back Jason Hammel (2-1).
Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, Darren O’Day and Jim Johnson each pitched a scoreless inning. Johnson closed for his fifth save, shutting down a team that tagged him in last year’s AL playoffs.
Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells hit solo homers for the Yankees. Phil Hughes (0-2) was booed off the mound after giving up three long drives in three-plus innings.

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BOSTON — Shane Victorino had a well-placed RBI single into a five-man infield in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox to a win over Tampa Bay.
David Ross had a solo homer for Boston, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Junichi Tazawa (2-0) pitched one inning for the win.
The Rays went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
Jacoby Ellsbury singled with one out off Brandon Gomes (0-1), stole second and advanced on catcher Jose Lobaton’s throwing error. Victorino then hit a hard grounder into the unusual infield configuration that second baseman Ben Zobrist made a diving stop on to his right, but was unable to make a throw home.

MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Harvey didn’t allow a hit until Justin Morneau homered off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the seventh inning and led the Mets over the Twins.
Harvey (3-0) pitched past the seventh for the first time in 13 career major league starts, allowing one run and two hits in eight innings with six strikeouts and two walks.
Before Morneau’s homer — his first this season — Minnesota’s only hard-hit ball came on Eduardo Escobar’s lineout to first base in the third.
Making his first start since elbow surgery in December, Twins starter Scott Diamond (0-1) allowed all four runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.
New York scored all its run in the fifth, when the Mets got seven straight hits for the first time since Aug. 1, 2001, at Houston. Marlon Byrd led off the inning with a 414-foot home run that landed in the second deck.