Hunter's 3-run HR in 9th lifts Tigers over A's

DETROIT

The Tigers scored four times in the ninth off Grant Balfour (0-3). A two-out walk set up Victor Martinez' RBI single, then Hunter homered as the Tigers avoided a sweep.

Scherzer gave up six runs in five innings. The no-decision left him with a 19-1 record.

Cabrera hurt his abdomen making an awkward slide trying to stretch a single into a double. He was listed as day to day with discomfort.

The reigning Triple Crown winner has been hobbled this month with a strain in his groin, abdominal and hip area. He's also had a banged-up left leg.

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