OAKLAND, CA - MAY 11: Brandon Inge #7 of the Oakland Athletics hits a three-run home run in the six inning against the Detroit Tigers at O.co Coliseum on May 11, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Inge hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the fourth time in five games, Josh Reddick
homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics pounded the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Friday night.
Inge sent a 2-1 pitch into the elevated left-field bleachers in the sixth inning for his fifth homer of the year and fourth since joining the A's on April 30 after the Tigers cut him.
It was his second longball in two nights after he hit a grand slam in Thursday's 10-6 loss.
Inge also delivered a game-ending grand slam on Tuesday against Toronto.
Inge's big bat backed Tommy Milone (5-2), who struck out six in seven innings to win for the fourth time in five starts.
Rick Porcello (3-3) took the loss.
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