Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) celebrates with third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) after beating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 6-4. (Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE)
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run home run in
the eighth inning that proved to be the winner as Detroit edged Minnesota,
6-4, at Target Field.
Detroit moved two games ahead of the Chicago for the top spot in the AL
Central as the White Sox lost to Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Andy Dirks and Prince Fielder each hit a solo home run while Justin Verlander
(17-8) gave up just four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over seven-
plus innings to win his fourth straight start for the Tigers, who have won
five of six.
Ryan Doumit hit a grand slam in the eighth inning for the Twins, who had won
four of six coming into the game. P.J. Walters (2-5) gave up two runs on four
hits with a walk and five strikeouts over five innings to drop his fourth
Cabrera moved into a tie with Texas' Josh Hamilton for the lead in the AL with
43 homers. Cabrera leads the AL with a .327 batting average and also in RBI
with 136. He's trying to become the first player to win a Triple Crown since
Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
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