Tigers homer 3 times in 7-run 5th, beat Marlins 7-5
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera’s three-run homer highlighted a seven-run fifth inning for Detroit, and the Tigers went on to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Jose Iglesias and Nick Castellanos also homered during Detroit’s big inning, which came after Adam Conley (4-5) had been dominant through four. Mike Pelfrey (2-7) allowed four runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings, and that was enough for the win.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer for Miami.
Conley struck out six in the first two innings. He caught Cabrera looking in the first and swinging in the third, but when the Detroit slugger came up a third time, he hit a drive well beyond the fence in left-center field to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead.
Four relievers finished the game for Detroit after Pelfrey’s departure. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 21st save in 23 chances.