The Detroit Tigers (23-24) defeated the Minnesota Twins (15-32), 6-3, on Saturday. The win marks the first time since April 18 that the Tigers have won two games in a row and they once again did it with their bats.
Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored and Andy Dirks went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Tigers. Prince Fielder went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the Tigers racked up 12 hits to help give pitcher Max Scherzer his fourth win of the year. Scherzer went 5.1 innings and gave up three runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and Jose Valverde recorded his eighth save of the season.
A four-run fifth inning broke open a 2-2 game and the Tigers never looked back. The Twins struckout 16 times and left 10 runners on base as they only managed eight hits in 34 at-bats. Denard Span went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Ben Revere went 3-for-4 to lead the Twins. Twins starter Carl Pavano was rocked for six runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings to drop to 2-4 on the season.
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