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Recap: Twins 1, Tigers 7
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: August 21, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have been offensively challenged for much of the season and usually have been able to rely on sound defense.

Not Wednesday night.

Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat Minnesota 7-1 on Wednesday night.

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After the Twins took a 1-0 lead in the seventh, they allowed four runs in the home half with two outs.

Minnesota could've kept the score tied 1-all, but right fielder Chris Hermann failed to get to Hunter's drive between him and center fielder Clete Thomas and that allowed Austin Jackson to score easily from first.

After Miguel Cabrera was walked intentionally, Prince Fielder struck out, but backup catcher Ryan Doumit allowed the ball to get past him and relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar didn't cover home plate. That mistake gave Hunter a clear path to score.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire lamented the mental mistake by the 26-year-old Thielbar.

``The kid got caught watching the play and didn't get to home plate,' Gardenhire said. ``That's automatic. You have to cover the plate. He knows that better than anyone right now.'

After Victor Martinez followed with an RBI double to put Detroit up 4-1, Detroit scored three more runs in the eighth inning with two outs.

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier bobbled a grounder in the eighth, the team's first error in six games, and the miscue loaded the bases for Cabrera, who cleared them with his 25th double that gave him 123 RBIs.

``We didn't make a couple plays in the (eighth) inning, and the game's gone,' Gardenhire said. ``I hate that.'

The Twins rank among the best teams defensively in the major leagues, but they're among the worst in the AL offensively. They were held to one or fewer run for the 27th time this year.

Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez, who gave up one run and six hits over 6 2-3 innings. Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with the Tigers.

Kevin Correia (8-10) allowed four runs - two earned - and nine hits over 6 2-3 innings.

``I got us right into the position we needed to be, and I blew it,' he said.

After six scoreless innings, Dozier hit a two-out single in the seventh to give Minnesota the lead - briefly.

Pedro Florimon drew a walk on a full-count pitch in the seventh. He stole second, the 15th straight stolen base against the Tigers, who were relegated to using their third-best catcher, Bryan Holaday, who was filling in for injured backup Brayan Pena and starter Alex Avila who is on the concussion disabled list.

The Tigers gave up a 16th straight stolen base later in the inning, extending the longest active streak in the major leagues, according to STATS LLC.

Minnesota was without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the second straight day because he is on the seven-day concussion DL.

Both teams had five hits through four innings and combined to leave 10 runners on base. Minnesota's Justin Morneau had two of his team's first four hits, including a double in the third, a day after having a season-high four hits.

NOTES: The Twins recalled Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to take Joe Mauer's spot on the roster, and put the rookie at 1B on Wednesday. ... The Twins expect RHP Samuel Deduno (biceps tendinitis) to make his scheduled start Friday at Cleveland. ... Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia, who was out of the lineup again because of a sore left wrist, is scheduled to take swings in the batting cage on Thursday to determine if he can play or if he needs to go on the DL.

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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  +230   +110   8.5 
 DET  -260   -130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +245   +117   8 
 DET  -295   -137   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  4%   14%   59% 
 DET  96%   86%   41% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 6 Cover: +175 
 DET 3 Push: 9 
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 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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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Aug 21
 
    Braves at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Pirates at Padres
6:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Angels
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Marlins
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
 
 
 
  
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