Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/17/12
DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Fielder hit a soaring shot to right in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 5-3 lead. He got Detroit even at 3 in the sixth with a 462-foot shot to right-center. Joaquin Benoit (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the win. Jose Valverde gave up a leadoff double to Manny Machado in the ninth, then retired the next three Orioles for his 23rd save in 27 chances. Darren O'Day (6-1) took the loss after J.C. Romero allowed Fielder -- the first batter he faced -- to hit his second homer of the game. Miguel Cabrera, who scored on both of Fielder's homers, put the Tigers ahead 1-0 in the first inning with his 31st home run. Nick Markakis hit a game-tying double in the third off Justin Verlander. Baltimore scored two more runs off Detroit's ace, taking a 3-1 lead on Matt Wieters' 2-run homer in the fifth inning. In the home half, Orioles...
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