Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers, including the go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a three-game set at Comerica Park.
Miguel Cabrera worked a two-out walk before Fielder welcomed reliever J.C. Romero with the go-ahead shot to right field.
Fielder also homered in the sixth inning to tie the game. Miguel Cabrera added a homer for the Tigers, who have won three in a row.
Justin Verlander started for Detroit and allowed three runs on six hits and struck out six over six frames. Joaquin Benoit (2-3) earned the win after tossing a perfect eighth.
Jose Valverde worked around a leadoff double in the ninth to pick up his 23rd save of the season.
Matt Wieters had a two-run homer and Nick Markakis had two doubles and knocked in a run for the Orioles, who have lost two in a row after winning three straight.
Darren O'Day (6-1) was saddled with the loss after putting Cabrera on in the eighth before Fielder's homer.
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