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Fielder Helps Tigers To 4-3 Win Over Twins

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Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the sixth inning scoring Andy Dirks #12 and Miguel Cabrera #24 during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the sixth inning scoring Andy Dirks #12 and Miguel Cabrera #24 during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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By NOAH TRISTER/AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP)  – Prince Fielder’s towering three-run homer in the sixth inning put Detroit ahead, and the Tigers held on Monday night for their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Minnesota Twins.

Detroit trailed 3-1 when Andy Dirks reached on a bunt single and Miguel Cabrera walked. Fielder hit the first pitch over the wall in left-center for an opposite-field homer. That part of the fence is about 405 feet from home plate.

Max Scherzer (3-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out 10 without a walk. Drew Smyly finished the eighth and got the first two outs of the ninth, and Joaquin Benoit finished for his second save.

Mike Pelfrey (2-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.

 

 

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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