Chris Duncan connected on his seventh homer of the season, a solo shot to straightaway center, to become the 23rd player in eight seasons of Comerica Park to hit a homer to that part of the ballpark. Brad Thompson gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Brandon Inge smacked a two-run shot for his eighth homer of the year, and Sean Casey contributed with a two-run double. Right-hander Justin Verlander threw eight strong innings, allowing two runs, for his fifth win this season.
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