Laird, Cabrera help Tigers win sixth straight, 5-3

DETROIT – Gerald Laird and Miguel Cabrera homered to help the Detroit Tigers win their sixth straight game, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-3 last night.

Zach Miner (5-1), the third of seven Detroit pitchers, picked up the win. Fernando Rodney finished for his 15th save in as many tries. The Cubs put the first two batters on, but Rodney retired the next three to end the game.

Rookie Rick Porcello allowed two runs and seven hits. He walked four in five-plus innings.

Rich Harden (4-4) took the loss, giving up four runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings.