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Cabrera And Verlander Help Tigers Top A’s 6-2

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) – Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Verlander (15-8) allowed five hits and three walks while striking out five.

The Tigers have won two straight over the A’s – and 28 of their last 36 games at home – in their chase to catch the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

Oakland, clinging to an AL wild-card spot, has dropped three straight and might have had a costly loss on the mound because Brett Anderson (4-2) left the game after two-plus innings with a strained right oblique.

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