DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez made a terrific catch against the wall in right field, then homered two innings later to help the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Victor Martinez and Jose Iglesias also went deep for Detroit, and Anibal Sanchez (9-7) worked in and out of trouble for six innings. It was the first meeting between the teams since Baltimore swept Detroit in last year's AL Division Series.
With the Tigers up 3-1 in the third, J.D. Martinez reached up to catch Chris Davis' drive when it looked like the ball might clear the wall in right. In the fifth, the All-Star hit a solo homer, his 26th of the year, moving him into a tie for the AL lead with Albert Pujols and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5) allowed seven runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out five.
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