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Recap: Tigers 5, Twins 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Target Field
Date: June 16, 2013 2:10 PM EDT
  

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Torii Hunter's first career home run came with the Minnesota Twins, against Detroit at Tiger Stadium. On Sunday, he reached another career milestone with home run No. 300, this time at Target Field against the Twins as a member of the Tigers.

Hunter added a double and drove in three runs for the Tigers, who beat Minnesota 5-2.

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The homer was Hunter's third this season and his first since hitting No. 299 against the Twins on May 26.

``It's special,' Hunter said. ``I just wanted one. To get 300 home runs in the major leagues . this is a tough game to play.'

Hunter provided plenty of support for Doug Fister (6-4), who held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning.

The right-hander didn't allow a baserunner until walking Ryan Doumit with two outs in the fourth inning, then lost his no-hit bid when Brian Dozier led off the sixth with a homer.

Fister allowed two runs and two hits - both to Dozier - in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven, walked two and won for the first time in his last six starts.

``They hit a lot of balls hard,' Fister said. ``Luckily for me it was right at guys.'

Joaquin Benoit pitched the final 1 1-3 innings, earning his fourth save.

P.J. Walters (2-2) gave up four runs on nine hits and three walks in 5 1-3 innings.

Minnesota tried to rally with two outs in the eighth as Dozier doubled and Pedro Florimon walked to chase Fister after 110 pitches. Clete Thomas followed with an RBI single off Benoit, but Joe Mauer flied out to strand a pair of runners.

Benoit pitched a perfect ninth. Regular Tigers closer Jose Valverde warmed up alongside Benoit in the eighth, though he pitched in a non-save situation on Friday and blew his last save opportunity Wednesday at Kansas City.

``Benoit had a little better repertoire for the hitters that were coming up for the Twins,' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. ``That's why I decided to stay with him.'

Pressed on the decision, Leyland said he wasn't going to discuss the closer role, but noted Valverde is still in the ninth-inning mix.

``I felt like the best option to close the game was Benoit,' Leyland said. ``That was today. I can't worry about anything other than winning games.'

Detroit jumped ahead early when Austin Jackson led off with a single and Hunter followed with his homer.

``He's killing me,' a smiling Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ``Not exactly happy when he does it against you, but I'm proud of him. He started in this organization and has had a heck of a career.

``You just tip your hat to him. One of the classiest guys in the game.'

Jackson added a two-run homer of his own in the fourth inning, his first since April 28, giving him multiple hits in back-to-back games for the first time since mid-April. The Detroit center fielder returned to the lineup Friday after missing more than a month with a strained left hamstring.

Detroit catcher Alex Avila snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a second-inning double and singled in his next at-bat, marking just his third extra-base hit and second multihit game since May 10.

Avila left the game in the ninth inning after being hit in the left hand by a pitch from Brian Duensing. Leyland said preliminary X-rays were negative, but Avila said he'd undergo additional X-rays upon returning to Detroit.

NOTES: Twins OF Josh Willingham was out of the lineup after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky left knee after Saturday's game. He expects to return to the lineup on Tuesday. ... Leyland reiterated his concern with Anibal Sanchez's reduced velocity on his return from shoulder tightness on Saturday following an 11-day layoff. `'It just didn't look right,' Leyland said Sunday. Sanchez said he felt fine after the game. ... Minnesota has an off-day Monday before hosting a three-game series against the White Sox. Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.12 ERA) will start Tuesday for the Twins. Pelfrey is 0-3 in his last seven starts. Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.26) will counter for Chicago, looking to rebound from allowing a season high-tying six earned runs to Toronto in his last outing. . Detroit returns home to begin a series Monday against Baltimore. The Tigers will send Max Scherzer (9-0, 3.19) to the mound. Scherzer gave up three earned runs and struck out 10 Orioles in a no-decision at Baltimore on May 31. Jason Hammel (7-4, 5.24) will start for the Orioles. Hammel allowed served up a season-high three homers and five runs in a season-low three innings vs. Detroit on June 1.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Tigers at Twins
Fri, Jun 14 Final 4 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Tigers at Twins
Sat, Jun 15 Final 3 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Tigers at Twins
Sun, Jun 16 Final 5 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -147   +105   9 
 MIN  +137   -125   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -150   +100   9 
 MIN  +135   -120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  74%   71%   39% 
 MIN  26%   29%   61% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 3 Over: 9 
 MIN 6 Cover: +149 
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 Jun 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 4 Cover: +100 
 MIN 0 Under: 4 
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 May 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 1 Under: 7 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 3 Cover: +210 
 DET 2 Under: 5 
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 May 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 0 Under: 6 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 6 Over: 13 
 DET 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 6 Cover: +200 
 DET 2 Under: 8 
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 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 1 Under: 7 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 3 Under: 7 
 DET 4 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Over: 10 
 MIN 8 Cover: +135 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Jun 16
 
    Nationals at Indians
1:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Marlins
1:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Royals at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Tigers at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Angels
3:35 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
4:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Braves
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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