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MLB: Minnesota 5, Detroit 1

June 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Kevin Slowey delivered a strong start, Justin Morneau homered and the Minnesota Twins dispatched Detroit 5-1 Wednesday.

Slowey (8-5) surrendered only one run in six innings of work, scattering four hits, walking one and fanning four. Slowey's performance broke a string of three straight poor starts in which he had allowed 22 hits and 18 runs in 12 1/3 innings.

Brian Duensing, Matt Guerrier, Jose Mijares and Jon Rauch teamed up to toss three innings of scoreless relief for the Twins, who took the rubber match of a three-game series at Target Field and regained first place in the American League Central.

Morneau, whose sixth-inning solo shot gave Minnesota a 4-1 lead, added an RBI double and Jason Kubel got two hits and scored a run for the victors.

Tigers hurler Andy Oliver (0-2) committed a throwing error in the fifth that opened the door to a pair of Twins runs.

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