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MLB: Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

April 1, 2013 at 8:04 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, April 1 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander hurled five scoreless innings and Prince Fielder supplied an RBI double Monday in Detroit's season-opening 4-2 win over Minnesota.

Verlander (1-0), fresh off signing a five-year contract extension worth a reported $140 million, shook off freezing weather in Minnesota to subdue the Twins on three hits.

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The 2011 American League Most Valuable player corralled his first win in six straight Opening Day starts for the Tigers, striking out seven while issuing a pair of walks en route to the victory.

Phil Coke tossed a scoreless ninth for the save as Detroit improved to 16-4 in its last 20 games at Target Field.

Fielder's run-scoring hit in the first inning put the Tigers ahead 2-0 while Miguel Cabrera and Omar Infante added RBI in the win.

Vance Worley (0-1) absorbed the loss in his Twins debut, surrendering three runs on eight hits over six innings. He allowed one walk and struck out three.

Ryan Doumit provided Minnesota's only RBI.

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