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Tigers Beat Twins 8-7

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The Detroit Tigers beat the Twins 8-7 Tuesday night in Detroit.  The Tigers scored a run in the 7th inning to tie the game at 7 before Detroit pulled ahead with a run in the 8th inning.  Brandon Boesch had the go-ahead sacrifice fly against Twins’ reliever Phil Dumatrait in the 8th inning for the Tigers.  Justin Morneau hit 2 homeruns and drove in 3 runs for the Twins.  Denard Span was 2-5 with a run scored for Minnesota.  Brian Duensing started the game and threw 4 2/3 innings with 9 hits and 6 earned runs allowed.  He gave up 6 runs in the 5th inning.  Minnesota is 17-36 and has lost 9 of their last 11.  The Twins are 15 1/2 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will play at Detroit again tonight to close the 3-game series at 6:05, pregame on WJON at 5:35.  Righthander Scott Baker (2-3) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Rick Porcello (4-3) toes the rubber for the Tigers.

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