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Verlander wins 10th straight start, earns 22nd victory; Martinez, Tigers slam Indians 8-6
CLEVELAND (AP) ' Justin Verlander won his 10th straight start and earned his 22nd victory overall, helped when Victor Martinez hit a late grand slam that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Cleveland Indians 8-6.
Verlander (22-5) gave up a pair of two-run homers to Shelley Duncan and trailed 4-2 before Detroit rallied against Justin Masterson (11-9) and the Indians' bullpen. The slam by Martinez highlighted a five-run comeback in the seventh inning.
Verlander leads the majors in wins and is 20-2 since May 1.