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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.