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DETROIT, MI - MAY 24: Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on May 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Rodriguez recorded his 400th career save in a 3-1 win over the Phillies. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings, and Francisco Rodriguez held on for his 400th save in the Detroit Tigers’ 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs for Detroit. Since losing 11 of 12 earlier this month, the Tigers have now won eight of nine.

Verlander (4-4) has allowed only four runs over his last four starts. He gave up three hits and two walks in a 108-pitch effort Tuesday.

Cabrera hit an RBI double in the first and a run-scoring groundout in the sixth. Rodriguez allowed a run in the ninth but closed the game out for his 14th save in 15 chances this year. He is the sixth pitcher to reach 400 career saves.

Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

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