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Four in a row
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Twins 4, Tigers 1
Michael Cuddyer drives in a run while breaking his bat in the fourth. (AP)
Brian Bass was stellar in a pinch, coming on for injured starter Scott Baker to toss four scoreless frames and pick up his first big league win. Michael Cuddyer drove in a pair of runs and Craig Monroe capped the scoring with a two-run homer.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (14-17)
Lost 2
Minnesota 4, Detroit 1   MIN
Minnesota (15-14)
Won 4
May 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 5/3/08  |  Recap: DET | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Twins stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4121001.297
Polanco, 2B4010001.239
Sheffield, DH3010111.185
Ordonez, RF4000004.313
Cabrera, 1B4000021.268
Guillen, 3B3000100.316
Renteria, SS4010001.299
Thames, LF2010001.216
  a-Jones, J, PH-LF2000011.173
Inge, C3000012.235
Totals331612513 

a-Grounded out for Thames in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Granderson (4, 8th inning off Neshek, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco; Sheffield; Renteria; Thames.
RBI: Granderson (7).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Ordonez 2; Jones, J.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
PB: Inge (2).
DP: (Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, 2B4000021.271
Lamb, 3B4220000.216
Mauer, C4030000.326
Morneau, 1B3010102.286
Cuddyer, RF4012024.304
Kubel, DH4000015.245
Young, LF3100112.264
Monroe, CF3122000.280
Everett, SS3000001.176
Totals324942615 

BATTING
2B: Mauer (7, Verlander).
HR: Monroe (2, 7th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lamb 2; Mauer 4; Morneau; Cuddyer; Monroe 5.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (9), Monroe 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2; Harris; Young 2.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 6.

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 1-5)7.07442516.28
Rapada 1.02000100.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker 3.01000204.09
Bass (W, 1-0)4.03000003.80
Neshek 0.22111114.26
Crain (H, 2)0.10000005.19
Nathan (S, 10)1.00001200.75

WP: Rapada, Bass.
IBB: Morneau (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 117-76, Rapada 17-14, Baker 43-30, Bass 44-28, Neshek 28-17, Crain 4-3, Nathan 21-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 7-9, Rapada 1-1, Baker 3-4, Bass 7-5, Neshek 1-0, Crain 0-1, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 29, Rapada 5, Baker 10, Bass 15, Neshek 5, Crain 1, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:39.
Att: 28,985.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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