- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers won their eighth straight game, beating the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.

The Astros lost its fifth in a row.

Cabrera connected in the first inning. A day earlier, he homered in a four-hit, four-RBI performance. Victor Martinez homered, extending his hitting streak to 10 games for the three-time defending AL Central champions.

Rick Porcello (5-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his seventh save in nine chances, striking out Matt Dominguez with a runner on third to end it.

Brad Peacock (0-3) allowed three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings.

ORIOLES 4, RAYS 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of solo homers and Jonathan Schoop launched a tiebreaking, two-run shot that sent the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Schoop’s drive in the seventh inning off Brandon Gomes (2-2) put the Orioles ahead 4-2.

Jones hit leadoff homers in both the second and fourth off Cesar Ramos. It was his fourth multihomer game.

David DeJesus homered for the Rays, who are 0-4 against the Orioles this season.

Ryan Webb (1-0) went 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win. Tommy Hunter struggled for the second straight game, pitching the ninth for his 10th save.

INDIANS 4, TWINS 3

CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Aviles’ two-out single in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins.

Asdrubal Cabrera led off the inning with a double against Casey Fien (3-1).

After Lonnie Chisenhall’s sacrifice bunt, Yan Gomes grounded out. Aviles hit a hard grounder into center field for Cleveland’s first walk-off win of the season - the Indians had 11 walk-off wins last season.

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