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Recap: Twins 6, Tigers 3
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: August 20, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera swung and missed to end the game, and gingerly walked away from the plate perhaps with another ailment.

Glen Perkins struck out Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night.

Cabrera's injury would be more costly than the loss.

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``I'm not sure if it was the groin or stomach area,' Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. ``He was in some pain.'

The reigning Triple Crown winner has been playing through a strained lower abdomen, injured hip and banged-up left leg and got hurt again in his last at-bat.

``That first swing, he reacted with some pain,' Leyland said. ``You could see it in his facial expression.'

Minnesota's Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double off Rick Porcello.

``He's obviously still a threat,' Porcello said. ``The home run was one of the better pitches I threw to him all night.'

Porcello (9-7) allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings.

Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth, and Perkins finished for his 29th save in 32 chances - barely.

Detroit catcher Brayan Pena led off the ninth with a single after fouling a pitch off his right big toe. He struggled to run to first base and was replaced by Bryan Holaday. After walking Austin Jackson with two outs, Cabrera came to the plate.

The fans that stuck around rose to their feet only to go home disappointed when the reigning AL MVP swung and missed on a third strike. Cabrera hit homers in his last two games, including a game-winning homer in the ninth inning Saturday night against Kansas City.

``You're not going to do it every single time,' Leyland said. ``It's not that easy.'

Prince Fielder hit his 20th homer to get the Tigers within two runs in the fourth inning, but they allowed Minnesota to build its lead in each of the next two innings.

Phil Coke pitched in relief of Porcello and Morneau sent his first pitch into the right-field gap to put Minnesota up 5-1 in the fifth inning.

Following the game, Coke was sent to Triple-A Toledo to work on his control and left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez was recalled.

``We're not down on Phil Coke,' Leyland insisted. ``He's coming back Sept. 1.'

That wasn't of much consolation for Coke.

``I'm not happy,' he said. ``I don't know who would be.'

NOTES: Tigers C Alex Avila, who hasn't played since Aug. 10 because of concussion symptoms, participated in pregame drills on the field and the early returns from his workout were positive. Avila will wear a mask with more padding when he returns to play. ... Tigers 2B Omar Infante played for the first time since leaving Saturday's game with a stiff back. ... Porcello had given up three or fewer runs in each of his previous eight starts. ... Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia was out of the lineup because of a sore left wrist.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Twins at Tigers
Tue, Aug 20 Final 6 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Twins at Tigers
Wed, Aug 21 Final 1 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Twins at Tigers
Thu, Aug 22 Final 7 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +175   -115   9 
 DET  -190   -105   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +180   -105   9 
 DET  -215   -115   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  8%   22%   94% 
 DET  92%   78%   6% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 5 Cover: +100 
 MIN 2 Under: 7 
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 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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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Aug 20
 
    Blue Jays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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