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Wed June 24, 2009
Raburn's HR in ninth gives Tigers 5-4 win vs. Cubs
DETROIT – Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a seesaw, 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs last night.
Chicago's Micah Hoffpauir hit a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth inning off Joel Zumaya.
Brandon Inge's two-run home run in the seventh put the Tigers ahead 3-2 and they were a strike away from taking the lead into the ninth, but Hoffpauir sent Zumaya's 85 mph pitch over the fence in right.
Carlos Marmol struck out the side in the eighth, setting up Kevin Gregg for a save opportunity. But Gregg (2-2) got off to a poor start by walking Don Kelly on a full-count pitch.