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Joaquin Benoit Strikes Out Three In 23rd Save

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 23, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3 in eleven innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 23: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 23, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3 in eleven innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit earned his 23rd save Tuesday, striking out three while giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning as the Tigers beat the Twins, 4-2.

Benoit suffered his first blown save Monday but bounced back with a strong effort Tuesday, striking out three while pitching just one inning for the first time this season. He owns a 1.94 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 71:20 K:BB ratio in 65 innings.

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