Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3 - NBC Sports

Hunter, Jackson power Tigers past D-Backs 4-3
APWF
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 22, 2014, 12:57 am

PHOENIX (AP) Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night.

Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left-center.

Hunter had a two-run homer in the second, his fifth in the last 15 games. Jackson added a solo shot. Both were off starter Vidal Nuno (0-2).

Verlander (9-8) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings to win for the third time in his last four starts. He struck out five to pass Hal Newhouser on the Tigers' all-time strikeout list (1,772).

Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save in 25 opportunities.

Gerardo Parra homered for Arizona.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Channel Finder