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Recap: Braves 3, Tigers 8
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: April 28, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - The Atlanta Braves began the month with 12 wins in their first 13 games.

They're approaching the end of it looking worn down after too many tough series on the road.

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 Braves with an 8-3 victory Sunday night. Atlanta has lost four straight and is 3-8 since that 12-1 start.

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``It was a tough road trip. You can tell it wore on us,' Atlanta's Dan Uggla said. ``Not taking anything away from them. They batted great and got good pitching all three days.'

The Braves have played only two home games since April 7. Their latest 11-game trip included games against Pittsburgh, Colorado and Detroit - all teams that are hovering around the top of their divisions.

The NL East-leading Braves will be back home Monday night. They lead the division by 2 1/2 games over Washington going into a four-game series against the Nationals.

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 on a 3-0 fastball by reliever Cory Gearrin.

``He's the best I've ever seen, opposite-field power,' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. ``A lot guys just don't like to swing 3-0. I think they get caught where they don't want to swing at a bad pitch. I think they get leery of it. ... I've given the green light more in Detroit than any time I've ever managed in my life, but most guys don't swing.'

Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Detroit won the three games in this series by a combined 25-7. Anibal Sanchez set a franchise record Friday with 17 strikeouts, and it looked as if Fister might approach that Sunday when he fanned five in the first two innings.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez shuffled his lineup before the game, giving struggling outfielder B.J. Upton the night off. It didn't matter much. Aside from a three-run fourth, the Braves were quiet offensively, and Minor gave up six runs in 6 2-3 innings.

Jackson came to the plate with two on in the third and opened the scoring with a drive that cleared the fence and the bullpen in left-center.

The Braves tied it the following inning. Chris Johnson hit an RBI double, and Evan Gattis drove in a run with a single to make it 3-2.

With men on first and third and one out, Uggla hit what looked like a double play grounder, but Infante's relay from second to first was a bit wide, and the Tigers got only one out on the play, allowing the tying run to score.

Victor Martinez's sacrifice fly scored Cabrera to put Detroit ahead in the sixth. Minor got the first two outs of the seventh, but Infante hit his second homer in two days, and Jackson drew a walk to end Minor's night.

Gearrin allowed Torii Hunter's single and Cabrera's opposite-field drive - the third home run of the year for the Triple Crown winner.

``He hits the ball over the right-field fence like a left-handed pull hitter,' Gonzalez said.

Fister, making his 100th career start, allowed three runs and six hits with no walks.

Minor allowed six hits, walked two and struck out six.

NOTES: The game was played amid a light, misty drizzle, and it started raining a little harder in the fourth, but there were no delays. ... Detroit RHP Al Alburquerque pitched an inning-plus of eventful relief. He walked two, struck out three, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. ... Fister had two hit batsmen, bringing his season total to eight. ... Detroit hosts Minnesota on Monday night. Max Scherzer (2-0) takes the mound for the Tigers against Mike Pelfrey (2-2). Atlanta's Julio Teheran (1-0) is scheduled to start against Washington's Stephen Strasburg (1-4).

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Braves at Tigers
Fri, Apr 26 Final 0 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Braves at Tigers
Sat, Apr 27 Final 4 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Braves at Tigers
Sun, Apr 28 Final 3 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  +135   -170   7.5 
 DET  -145   +150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  +135   -165   7.5 
 DET  -150   +145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  47%   19%   63% 
 DET  53%   81%   37% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 4 Over: 11 
 DET 7 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 0 Over: 10 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 6 Cover: +100 
 DET 5 Over: 11 
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 Mar 7, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 9 Cover: +100 
 ATL 2 Over: 11 
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 Mar 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 1 Over: 7 
 ATL 6 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 5 Cover: +110 
 DET 3 Over: 8 
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 Feb 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Cover: +100 
 ATL 1 Over: 3 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Apr 28
 
    Blue Jays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Reds at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Rays at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Cardinals
2:15 PM EDT
    Orioles at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
4:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Tigers
8:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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