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Alberto Alburquerque Earns Win in Detroit vs Minnesota Game

Justin Morneau swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs but it wasn't enough as Tigers defeated Minnesotan 8-7 at Comerica Park.

Detroit won as a -176 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Detroit got 6 2/3 innings from Max Scherzer, who gave up 7 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 7. Alberto Alburquerque earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Brennan Boesch in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Brian Duensing worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Denard Span in a losing cause.

Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-10 advantage in hits.

Joaquin Benoit pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.