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Mike Pelfrey Tagged With Loss in Tigers-Twins Match

Max Scherzer reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Twins en route to a 4-3 win over Minnesota on Monday at Comerica Park.

Detroit won as a -230 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Max Scherzer earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 10, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Prince Fielder in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Oswaldo Arcia in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 7 hits, while Minnesota only had 6.

Joaquin Benoit pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.