Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander / Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Justin Verlander went the distance for the
fourth time this season as the Detroit Tigers topped the Pittsburgh Pirates,
3-2, in the finale of a three-game interleague set at PNC Park.
Verlander (8-4), who dazzled Pittsburgh hitters for six frames until he
surrendered a two-homer in the seventh, allowed just five hits and struck out
seven to get his third consecutive win.
Quintin Berry hit a two-run homer and scored the winning run on a Delmon Young
single in the eighth, and Austin Jackson had a pair of hits and scored once
for the Tigers, who avoided the three-game sweep.
Chris Resop (0-3) was pegged with the loss after giving up Young's RBI single.
Kevin Correia started for Pittsburgh and gave up two runs on six hits and
fanned four over six innings.
Garrett Jones hit a two run homer, and Pedro Alvarez had a hit and scored once
for the Pirates, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
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