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Recap - Minnesota Defeats Detroit 8-2

Detroit dropped an 8-2 decision at Target Field on Thursday as Minnesota legged out a win behind winning pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

Minnesota won as a +130 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Minnesota got 5 1/3 innings from Mike Pelfrey, who gave up 0 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 1. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Aaron Hicks in the win.

Detroit's starting pitcher Rick Porcello worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Austin Jackson in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 10 hits, while Detroit only had 8.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Baltimore looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face New York.