Posted September 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season - also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the Tigers, who were three games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central coming into the night. Scherzer left after two innings because of a fatigued throwing shoulder. An MRI showed no structural damage. Darin Downs (2-1) pitched 2 2-3 scoreless innings for the win. Oakland rookie A.J. Griffin (6-1) lost for the first time in his career. Scherzer entered the game with a major league-leading 220 strikeouts and added four more to that total before being relieved by Downs after only two innings. He's expected to go a couple days without throwing, then be evaluated again. After a gut-wrenchi...
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