MLB: Minnesota 9, Detroit 4

May 23, 2008 at 11:20 PM

DETROIT, May 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Slowey threw six innings of shutout ball Friday to win for the first time this season and the Minnesota Twins held on late to defeat Detroit 9-4.

Slowey (1-4) gave up just four hits and left after six innings owning a 5-0 lead. Reliever Dennys Reyes did not record an out in allowing three of Detroit's four runs in the seventh, but Minnesota added some insurance in the latter innings, including a solo homer by Mike Lamb.

Lamb also had a triple and scored four times in helping the Twins end a two-game skid. Detroit had a three-game winning streak halted.

The loss was suffered by Armando Galarraga (3-2). He coughed up five runs on seven hits in six innings.

Detroit Manager Jim Leyland was ejected prior to the start of the seventh inning for arguing a strike call on Carlos Guillen that ended the previous frame.

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