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Detroit holds on for 7-6 win over Orioles
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Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter is congratulated by teammate Miguel Cabrera after a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Detroit, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 5, 2014, 4:37 pm

DETROIT (AP) Torii Hunter homered and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore to beat the Orioles 7-6 on Saturday.

Rick Porcello (1-0) allowed a run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first start of the season, and the Tigers (4-0) remained baseball's only undefeated team. But the Orioles nearly pulled off a remarkable rally after trailing 7-1 entering the ninth.

Joe Nathan got the final two outs for his first save with the Tigers, retiring Chris Davis on a flyout with two on to end it.

Hunter hit a three-run double in the third, then added a two-run drive in the fifth for his second homer of the year.

Bud Norris (0-1) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings, and the Orioles lost their fourth straight.

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