Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Justin Verlander yielded just one run over
seven innings as the Detroit Tigers cruised past the Minnesota Twins, 6-1, in
the middle test of a three-game set at Comerica Park.
Verlander (3-2), who has been dealing with cracked skin on his right thumb,
allowed just five hits and struck out eight to snap a two-start winless
The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner completed the month of April with a slender
1.83 earned run average (8 ER/39 1/3 IP). Verlander fanned 41 batters and
allowed just 36 hits over six starts in April.
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder both clubbed two-run homers and Alex Avila
added a solo shot for the Tigers, who have won five straight.
Wilkin Ramierz went 2-for-3 with an RBI double for the Twins, who have dropped
five of their last eight games to fall one game below .500 (11-12).
Vance Worley (0-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing all six runs on 10
hits -- three homers -- over 4 2/3 innings. Worley hasn't picked up a win
since Aug. 1 2012.
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