LOS ANGELES (WTVB) - The Tigers rallied to win last night at Los Angeles after blowing a 3-run, ninth inning lead and beat the Dodgers 7-6 in ten innings to gain a split in the 2-game interleague series. Victor Martinez was the hero with his solo homer in the top of the tenth being the difference maker for Detroit. The Tigers led 6-3 entering the bottom of the ninth when Adrian Gonzalez greeted closer Joe Nathan with a leadoff homer to center and scored another pair of runs to send it into extra innings. Detroit used a trio of relievers in the bottom of the tenth to preserve victory with Al Alburquerque getting the final out to nail down his first save of the season with Nathan turning out to be the unlikely winner of record to improve to 2-0. Martinez finished 3-for-3 with two RBI’s while Nick Castellanos hit his first career home run with a 3-run shot over the centerfield wall. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez labored through 5-innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Detroit is idle today and will take a 5-2 record to San Diego where they open a 3-game series with the Padres tomorrow night. The White Sox lost 10-4 Wednesday afternoon at Colorado while the Cubs topped the Pirate 7-5 last night at Wrigley Field.
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