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MLB: Minnesota 11, Detroit 7

May 16, 2012 at 11:37 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, May 16 (UPI) -- Jamey Carroll put Minnesota in front for good with a two-run double in the sixth Wednesday and the Twins went on to outslug Detroit 11-7.

Brian Dozier gave Minnesota an early lead with a three-run homer in the second, but the Tigers scored five times in the bottom half of the inning to move in front 6-5.

Minnesota tied the score in the third, fell behind again by a run in the fifth and then put on a late-game surge to win for the first time in three outings.

Carroll's double in the sixth gave the Twins an 8-7 lead, Alexi Casilla added an RBI single in the seventh and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer in the ninth to finish the scoring.

It was only the fifth win for Minnesota against Detroit in their last 23 meetings.

The Twins' bullpen gave up a lone run on five hits in the final seven innings with Alex Burnett (1-0) getting the win.

Burnett, who worked an inning, won for just the fifth time in 123 relief appearances scattered over three seasons.

Duane Below (2-1) gave up the go-ahead run in the sixth to take the loss.

Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn allowed six runs in two innings. Detroit's five-run second featured five consecutive singles.

The teams combined for 25 hits and four Detroit errors led to four unearned runs.

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