DETROIT (AP) - Prince Fielder had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a close play at the plate, leading Detroit over Seattle 5-4 on Thursday.
The Tigers trailed 4-3 after Seattle's Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer in the fifth, but Fielder's RBI single in the seventh tied it. Then he scored from first when Victor Martinez doubled off Charlie Furbush (2-6).
Torii Hunter homered for the Tigers. Doug Fister (13-9) struck out 10 in 7 2-3 innings. Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 22 chances.
Detroit pushed its AL Central lead to 6 1/2 games. Second-place Cleveland hosted Houston on Thursday night.
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