DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, No. 502 of his career, and drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers snapped a four-game skid with an 8-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Akil Baddoo and Harold Castro homered and drove in two runs apiece for Detroit, which had lost 12 straight at home to Oakland.
Cabrera’s homer came in the fourth and erased a 3-1 deficit.
“Miggy can hit the ball out of the ballpark anywhere,” manager A.J. Hinch said of Cabrera’s shot to left field. “He took some real good swings. His first at-bat (a long flyout), he hit the ball really hard in the same direction. Then he gets the homer to keep us in the game.”
A’s: DH Khris Davis had his contract selected from Triple-A Las Vegas. Davis, who hit 158 homers for Oakland from 2016-20, was released by Texas on June 13 and signed a minor league deal with the A’s on Aug. 4. C Austin Allen was also recalled from Las Vegas.
Tigers: INF/OF Niko Goodrum (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day IL.
A’s: RHP Frankie Montas (10-9, 3.66 ERA) will start the series finale on Thursday. LHP Sean Manaea was originally scheduled to pitch, but the A’s couldn’t secure Montas an expedited visa into Canada. Oakland plays a weekend series in Toronto.
Tigers: RHP Matt Manning (3-5, 5.46 ERA) is coming off one of his strongest outings this season. The rookie held Toronto to one run and struck out a career-high five in six innings on Friday.
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