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Cabrera hits 30th homer as Tigers beat Twins 5-1

Cabrera hits 30th homer as Tigers beat Twins 5-1 Click to Enlarge Photo: Christine Zalewski, Photos.com

Aug 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Miguel Cabrera became the first player in Tigers history to reach 30 home runs in five straight seasons and Max Scherzer threw seven scoreless innings for Detroit in a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
 
Cabrera also singled in the fifth off Cole De Vries (2-4) to push his majors-leading total to 103 RBIs. His opposite-field solo shot in the first inning put the Tigers in front, and Scherzer (12-6) struck out 10 batters to move ahead of teammate Justin Verlander for the AL lead for at least a few days.

Delmon Young added a two-run homer against his former team.
 
The Tigers began the day two games behind Chicago in the AL Central, with seven contests remaining between them this season.

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