MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Vs. Twins: Detroit Wins Series With 5-1 Victory In Game 3

The Tigers used strong pitching from Max Scherzer Wednesday to take the series win over the Twins.

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Tigers vs. Twins Final Score: Max Scherzer Leads Detroit To 5-1 Victory, Series Win

Max Scherzer struck out ten while allowing just four hits, as the Detroit Tigers took out the Minnesota Twins with a 5-1 victory and the series win.

Scherzer, who was coming off a strong start against the Texas Rangers last week, kept the Twins bats guessing for seven shutout innings and gave his team enough time to slowly chip away at Cole De Vries and a host of Twins relief pitchers.

The Tigers opened the scoring in the top of the first inning on a Miguel Cabrera two-out home run, adding two more in the fourth inning with insurance runs being tacked on in the fifth and eighth. Cabrera would finish the game 2-for-5 with two RBIs with Delmon Young pitching in a two-run home run in the fourth.

Joe Mauer would provide the lone tally for the Twins against relief pitcher Octavio Dotel in the eighth inning, but it wouldn't be enough as the Twins dropped the home series and have now won just one of their past seven games.


Tigers Vs. Twins: Detroit Pulls Out 8-4 Victory On Road

On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers won comfortably against the Minnesota Twins on the road, 8-4. The Tigers moved to 62-55 on the season.

Detroit starter Doug Fister gave up four runs over eight innings, but had plenty of offense to back him. He also tallied seven strikeouts and reliever Jose Valverde came on in the ninth for the save.

The Tigers raced out to a fast 4-0 start, scoring a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, but the Twins scored four in the bottom of the third. Detroit, though, didn't slow down, scoring four more times in the final four innings to grab the victory.

The lone bright spot for the Twins was the 30th home of the season for surprising outfielder Josh Willingham. His 30 bombs are already a career high and he's proven to be one of the best power hitters in the majors this season.

For more on the Tigers, check out SB Nation blog Bless You Boys. For the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town.

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