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Infante, Porcello lead Tigers to 7-4 victory over Braves

  • Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante (4) is greeted by teammate Alex Avila behind Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis after Infante's home run during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante (4) is greeted by teammate Alex Avila behind Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis after Infante's home run during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves' Juan Francisco scores from third on a bases loaded walk to teammate Dan Uggla during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. In the background is Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Atlanta Braves' Juan Francisco scores from third on a bases loaded walk to teammate Dan Uggla during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, April 27, 2013. In the background is Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Omar Infante and Jhonny Peralta both hit two-run homers, and Rick Porcello bounced back from a nightmarish start last weekend to pitch into the seventh inning, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Infante's homer off Kris Medlen (1-3) broke a 3-all tie in the fourth. Porcello (1-2) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings. He didn't make it through the first last Saturday at Los Angeles, when he gave up nine runs to the Angels.

Atlanta's Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 12th homer in the eighth, but Infante doubled home a run in the bottom half and scored to make it 7-4.

Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his second save since returning to the Tigers earlier in the week.