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Avila's homer gives Tigers 13-12 win over Red Sox

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) - Alex Avila's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a stunning 13-12 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Detroit trailed 10-7 when Miguel Cabrera tied the game with a three-run shot off Alfredo Aceves in the ninth. Boston then scored twice in the 11th, but Mark Melancon (0-2) couldn't hold the lead.

Cabrera and Prince Fielder singled before Delmon Young's sacrifice fly cut the margin in half. Avila followed with a drive to right and Cody Ross tried to make a leaping catch, but the ball appeared to hit a restraining gate just above the wall.

Duane Below (2-0) got one out for the win - even though Detroit manager Jim Leyland said he wouldn't be available.

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