DETROIT -- Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers are hungry for another division title. The slugging first baseman added some levity to Thursdays 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners when he took a chip from a fan sitting in the first row and ate it after unsuccessfully chasing a foul ball. Then Fielder scored the go-ahead run a couple innings later, sliding home in the seventh on a close play at the plate. "It was pretty close," Fielder said. "I was just faster, I guess." Fielder was thrown out at home on a similar play to end a game against Kansas City last weekend. Detroit trailed 4-3 after Seattles Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer in the fifth, but Fielders RBI single in the seventh tied it. Then he scored from first when Victor Martinez doubled off Charlie Furbush (2-6). In the top of the fifth, Fielder chased after a foul ball that dropped near the stands. Before returning to his position, he took what looked like a nacho from one of the fans near the front and ate it, while receiving a pat on the back from another fan. "Thought about dipping in the cheese, but he might double dip," Fielder joked. "I dont think he even noticed it." Detroit maintained its six-game lead in the AL Central over second-place Cleveland, which beat Houston 2-1 in 11 innings. Torii Hunter homered for the Tigers. Doug Fister (13-9) struck out 10 in 7 2-3 innings. Drew Smyly got one out, and Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 22 chances. Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias left after being hit on the left hand by a pitch in the sixth inning. X-rays were negative. "The good thing is its not broken. Its really painful," Iglesias said. "I got lucky." Detroit acquired Iglesias from Boston in a trade shortly before shortstop Jhonny Peralta was suspended as part of Major League Baseballs investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta is eligible to return Sept. 27, but the Tigers plan to keep Iglesias at shortstop and work out Peralta in the outfield. Fielder doubled in the third and fifth. After Hunter led off the Detroit seventh with a double and went to third on Miguel Cabreras flyout, Fielder hit a single to make it 4-all. Martinez, who had already been intentionally walked twice, followed with his second double of the game -- to the corner in left field. Fielder scored, although the Mariners argued the call. "It was a bang-bang play at the plate," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. "(Catcher Mike Zunino) did a great job of getting the throw and making it close." Martinez is hitting .367 since the All-Star break. "Ive known him a long time, and I know all the ways he can beat you, "Wedge said. "The last time, there wasnt anywhere to put him because Prince was on first, and he did what hes done for years. Hes just a great hitter." Seattle scored a run in the first on an RBI single by Raul Ibanez. Hunter tied it in the bottom half with a solo shot, and Martinez added an RBI double later in the inning. Seattle intentionally walked Martinez in the third with men on second and third, but starter James Paxton walked Omar Infante on four pitches to force in a run and make it 3-1. Fister allowed four runs and nine hits with one walk. His only major mistake was a pitch to Ackley in the fifth that the Seattle outfielder hit over the wall in right for his fourth homer of the year. Paxton allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. Detroit has three games left on this homestand, and the Tigers could clinch a third straight AL Central title as early as Saturday if enough results fall into place. "We definitely want to clinch over here. We definitely want to get it done in front of our great fans. Theyve been up here with us all year long," Martinez said. "They really deserve seeing the celebration here." NOTES: Martinez, normally Detroits DH, started at catcher for the third time this season. ... Tigers pitchers have 1,323 strikeouts, five more than the previous team record set last year. ... Detroit hosts the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Tigers RHP Max Scherzer (19-3) faces RHP Andre Rienzo (2-2). Seattle RHP Erasmo Ramirez (5-2) faces Los Angeles Angels RHP Jered Weaver (10-8). Fake Custom Jerseys . - The New Orleans Saints have re-signed receiver Joseph Morgan for one year and have agreed to a four-year deal with free agent fullback Erik Lorig. Authentic Custom Jerseys . 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With the Nets winning streak in jeopardy, Williams scored 23 points, 11 in the final six minutes, to lead Brooklyn to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will engage in a day-after Christmas matinee on Friday when the Atlantic Division rivals tangle at TD Garden. The two teams are heading in opposite directions at the moment. Brooklyn is riding a two-game winning streak, while the Celts have fallen in their last two. The Nets swept a recent mini homestand with a win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, then a victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Joe Johnson scored 27 points to lead the Nets to a 102-96 triumph over the Nuggets at Barclays Center. Mason Plumlee added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack supplied 17 points and eight assists for the Nets. I thought it was a great grind-it-out game. We showed a lot of composure and a lot of mental toughness, Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. Brook Lopez (lower back strain) returned from an eight-game absence and had six points in over eight minutes of court time for the Nets. Deron Williams sat out the last two victories with a strained right calf. He has returned to practice, although its expected he wont start on Friday night. The Nets, who have lost two straight on the road, return to Brooklyn on Saturday and play two there before hitting the road for three. The Celtics made an unssuccessful swing through Florida earlier in the week.dddddddddddd On Sunday, they fell to the Miami Heat, then two nights later, lost to the Orlando Magic. Boston was game on Tuesday, nearly erasing a 27-point fourth-quarter lead. The Celtics held the Magic to 15 points over the final 10 minutes of the game, but didnt have enough. Tyler Zeller scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the Celtics, who have dropped two in a row on the heels of a three-game winning streak. Jameer Nelson, playing his first game as a visitor in Orlando, finished with nine points and 11 assists and was vital in Bostons near comeback. Nelson made a 3-pointer and assisted on five other baskets during a 27-3 run that trimmed a 27-point deficit down to three, 90-87, coming down the stretch. He spurred us on and fired us up, Zeller said of Nelson. However, it wasnt enough for the Celtics to come away with a victory. Avery Bradley scored 20, followed by 14 from Kelly Olynyk off the bench. Brandon Bass chipped in 11 in a reserve role, while Nelson finished with nine points and 11 assists. The Celtics defeated the Nets in Boston on Oct. 29 and have won two of the last three against Brooklyn. Boston has won six of its last nine as the host in this series. ' ' '