PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks started hitting in the first inning and never stopped.
Shawn Green hit two of Arizona's four homers, and Alex Cintron drove in three runs to help Arizona beat the Detroit Tigers 13-7 Sunday.
"It was nice that we jumped out early," Green said. "When you get a few runs early and get a lead I think everybody relaxes a little."
Jose Cruz Jr. and Tony Clark also connected for the Diamondbacks, who finished 8-10 against the AL Central but 4-2 against Detroit. Green, Cintron and Chad Tracy each had three of Arizona's 14 hits.
Cintron, a starter at shortstop last year before losing his spot when Arizona signed Royce Clayton, raised his average to .302 in his 29th start.
"I'm ready," Cintron said. "I'm a young guy. I had a bad year last year. I want to play every day, if not here than somewhere. I just want to play."
Claudio Vargas (2-4) allowed only one hit through the first six innings, retiring 12 straight batters during one stretch, before tiring in the seventh. He gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings with a career-best eight strikeouts.
Vargas has replaced injured Russ Ortiz in the rotation.
"I have a different routine and it's better like that," Vargas said. "I know what day I'll pitch. It's hard when you're in the bullpen and they say you're starting today. Mentally, I know when I'm pitching and the routine I have to face."
Detroit starter Jeremy Bonderman (9-5), who had not gone less than six innings in any of his 15 starts, allowed eight runs and seven hits in two innings.
"They got me in the first inning, just kept going and didn't ever let up. I wasn't able to adjust. I thought I had good stuff today but I was leaving the ball up and making stupid pitches," Bonderman said.
Craig Counsell led off the game with a single, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Cintron's single. Two batters later, Green homered into the spa above the pool beyond the right-field fence for a 3-0 lead.
"This guy is going to be one of the premier pitchers in the American League," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said of Bonderman. "It happens sometimes."
Cintron drove in two more runs in the second with a two-out double and scored on a single by Tracy. Cruz's two-run homer in the third, his 11th, and Counsell's RBI double made it 9-0. Green's second home run, his 11th, extended the lead to 11-0 in the fourth.
Clark hit his 12th home run, a two-run drive in the sixth, onto the concourse above the center-field fence to cap the scoring for Arizona.
Detroit scored five times in the seventh, highlighted by Omar Infante's three-run homer.
|Players of the Game|
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|Brandon Inge, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||.304|
|Chris Spurling, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Chris Shelton, PH-LF||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||.317|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.335|
|Omar Infante, 2B||2||1||1||3||0||0||0||.226|
|Carlos Guillen, SS||5||0||1||0||0||2||4||.351|
|Rondell White, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.297|
|Alexis Gomez, LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.100|
|Fernando Rodney, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Mike Maroth, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.500|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.295|
|Vance Wilson, C||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.106|
|Dmitri Young, 1B||5||1||2||1||0||2||0||.262|
|Craig Monroe, RF||5||0||2||0||0||0||4||.282|
|Nook Logan, CF||3||1||1||1||1||0||1||.283|
|Jeremy Bonderman, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Doug Creek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jason Smith, PH-3B||3||2||2||1||0||0||0||.204|
|a-hit by pitch for Spurling in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Rodney in the 9th|
|c-flied out for Creek in the 5th|
|2B - Carlos Guillen (9, Koplove), Dmitri Young (16, Vargas), Craig Monroe (12, Vargas), Nook Logan (11, Vargas)|
|3B - Jason Smith (2, Vargas)|
|HR - Omar Infante (5, Koplove)|
|RBI - Omar Infante 3 (27), Dmitri Young (35), Nook Logan (12), Jason Smith (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Omar Infante 3 (17), Dmitri Young (13), Nook Logan (9), Jason Smith (1)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Young-Guillen-Bonderman, Smith-Infante-Young|
|PB - Ivan Rodriguez (2)|
|E - Nook Logan (4, Misplayed grounder), Dmitri Young (3, Misplayed grounder)|
|Jeremy Bonderman (L,9-5)||2||9||8||8||1||1||2||4.30|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 53-32, Doug Creek 37-25, Chris Spurling 35-23, Fernando Rodney 33-21|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 3-1, Doug Creek 2-1, Chris Spurling 1-2, Fernando Rodney 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 15, Doug Creek 10, Chris Spurling 9, Fernando Rodney 7|
|Craig Counsell, 2B||5||1||2||1||0||1||2||.288|
|Alex Cintron, 3B||4||3||3||3||1||1||1||.302|
|Chad Tracy, LF||5||1||3||1||0||0||2||.307|
|Greg Aquino, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tony Clark, 1B||5||1||1||2||0||0||3||.333|
|Shawn Green, RF||4||3||3||4||1||0||1||.278|
|Jose Cruz Jr., CF||4||1||1||2||0||1||1||.216|
|Royce Clayton, SS||3||1||0||0||1||3||1||.249|
|Kelly Stinnett, C||3||2||1||0||1||2||0||.269|
|Claudio Vargas, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Mike Koplove, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Scott Hairston, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.100|
|Jose Valverde, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Quinton McCracken, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.211|
|a-struck out for Koplove in the 7th|
|2B - Craig Counsell (21, Creek), Alex Cintron (10, Bonderman), Shawn Green (18, Bonderman)|
|HR - Tony Clark (12, Spurling), Shawn Green 2 (11, Bonderman, Creek), Jose Cruz Jr. (11, Bonderman)|
|SH - Claudio Vargas 2 (3)|
|RBI - Craig Counsell (26), Alex Cintron 3 (22), Chad Tracy (31), Tony Clark 2 (45), Shawn Green 4 (44), Jose Cruz Jr. 2 (24)|
|2-OUT RBI - Craig Counsell (7), Alex Cintron 2 (9), Chad Tracy (10), Shawn Green 2 (17)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|E - Alex Cintron (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|Claudio Vargas (W,2-4)||6.2||4||3||3||2||8||0||8.44|
|IBB - Logan by Claudio Vargas|
|HBP - Polanco (by Claudio Vargas), Shelton (by Mike Koplove), V. Wilson (by Greg Aquino)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Claudio Vargas 117-73, Mike Koplove 9-4, Jose Valverde 13-10, Greg Aquino 27-18|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Claudio Vargas 5-7, Mike Koplove 1-0, Jose Valverde 2-0, Greg Aquino 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Claudio Vargas 27, Mike Koplove 4, Jose Valverde 4, Greg Aquino 8|
|Attendance - 25720|
|Game Time - 3:06|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom|