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Detroit at Arizona

W: C. Vargas (2-4) L: J. Bonderman (9-5)
HR: DET - O. Infante (5)   ARI - S. Green (10), J. Cruz (11), S. Green (11), T. Clark (12)

Diamondbacks 13, Tigers 7

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

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.


Green has two multihomer games this season and 29 in his career. ... Vargas' previous career high for strikeouts was seven, set May 4, 2004, with Montreal against Colorado. ... Detroit SS Carlos Guillen was activated from the 15-day disabled list and was in the starting lineup. To make room for Guillen, the Tigers sent SS Tony Giarratano to Double-A Erie. Giarratano had two hits in his Detroit debut but only two more in his final 14 games. ... Tracy started in left field in place of Luis Gonzalez, who is on bereavement leave following the death of his stepfather. It was Tracy's first career start in the outfield. ... Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez, who has played only three games because of a hernia, will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Toledo.
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S. Green
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