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Streaky Tigers Beat Twins

The Tigers played small-ball, long-ball and finally won on a disputed call in defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-5 today.  The Tigers took an early 3-0 lead, then gave it back to Minnesota 5-3.  Victor Martinez hit a two run homer to tie the game 

in the 6th inning at 5-5.  The Tigers won it on a controversial call in the bottom of the 8th when Jhonny Peralta scored on a ground rule double by Alex Avila that was interfered with by a fan.  The umpires ruled that Peralta would have scored on the play, and allowed the run that proved to be the game-winner.  Jose Valverde pitched the 9th,

Tigers Win!
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 and retired the side in order for his 13th save in 13 opportunities.

The win is the second straight for the Tigers, who are now 27-26 and in second place in the American League Central Division, 5 and a half games behind the Cleveland Indians who play at Toronto tonight.

The Tigers and Twins play again tomorrow night in Detroit at 7:05, Max Scherzer gets the pitching start for the Tigers.  Here’s hoping that the hot weather keeps our Tigers on a hot streak for a while!

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