Boesch, Santiago homer as Tigers top Pirates 6-2

Brennan Boesch hit a solo shot in a three-run fourth inning and Ramon Santiago had a two-run homer in a three-run sixth, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Justin Verlander (7-4) gave up two runs on four hits and matched a season high with four walks in seven-plus innings. Ross Ohlendorf (0-4) allowed six runs — all with two outs — and 10 hits in six innings. Both starters didn't give up a hit until the third, when Andrew McCutchen's RBI double put Pittsburgh ahead 1-0. McCutchen doubled to lead off the eighth and Neil Walker walked on four pitches, chasing Verlander. Phil Coke got Ryan Doumit to hit into a double play, then Garrett Jones hit an RBI single to make it 6-2. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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