Tigers beat Braves 8-3 for 3-game sweep

Tigers beat Braves 8-3 for 3-game sweep

April 28th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera connects for a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Detroit, Sunday, April 28, 2013.

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DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera's three-run homer in the seventh inning broke the game open, and the Detroit Tigers finished off a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with an 8-3 victory Sunday night.

Austin Jackson and Omar Infante also homered for the Tigers, and Doug Fister (4-0) struck out eight in seven innings on a rainy night at Comerica Park.

Mike Minor (3-2) allowed a three-run homer to Jackson in the third, and although the Braves came back to tie it, Cabrera doubled and scored in the sixth to make it 4-3.

Infante hit a solo shot in the seventh, and Cabrera added an opposite-field homer off reliever Cory Gearrin.

Atlanta has lost four straight and is 3-8 since a 12-1 start. Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games.