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Twins gain ground on Tigers

The Minnesota Twins are inching closer to the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central with a 6-2 win over their divisional rivals in Game 2 of their weekend series at the Metrodome.

Minnesota won as a +120 home underdogs while the final score played pushed with the 8-run total.

The Twins got big hits from Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer in the eighth, sparking a five-run inning. Starting pitcher Carl Pavano allowed two runs in seven innings of work.

The Tigers got seven solid innings out of ace Justin Verlander until a disastrous eight inning. Miguel Cabrera finished the day with three hits and one RBI.