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Sloppy Defense Costs Giants Sweep of Tigers

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Magglio Ordonez hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 Sunday.

    Rick Porcello (7-6) gave up three runs and five hits over seven innings in a much-needed performance for Detroit's suddenly shaky rotation. He was effectively wild, becoming the fifth pitcher since 1919 to have three wild pitches and hit three batters in a game.

    Joaquin Benoit pitched the eighth, getting a lead-saving catch from left fielder Ryan Raburn. All-Star Jose Valverde closed the game for his 20th save in as many chances.

    Jeremy Affeldt (1-2) took the loss after third baseman Miguel Tejada's throwing error extended the seventh inning. Ordonez took advantage with a single off Santiago Casilla that put Detroit ahead 4-3.

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