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Detroit Tigers Beat Lowly Twins While Verlander Reaches 2000 Career K’s

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Apr 27, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Fortunately for the Detroit Tigers, the Minnesota Twins are in town right when they needed it the most. Wednesday afternoon, they continued beating up on Major League Baseball’s last place team, dropping the Twins 6-3 at Comerica Park.

Things seem to be getting slightly back to normal after an interesting last few weeks for the Detroit Tigers. This afternoon they took on the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park and topped the Twins 6-3. They have now won four games in a row after dropping 11 of their last 12 before the current stretch.

Justin Verlander was excellent once again Wednesday, this time getting the win while recording his 2000th career strikeout in front of the home crowd. He finished the day with 10 total strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. He and Mickey Lolich are the only two Tigers to ever reach the 2000 K milestone and the 76th in Major League Baseball History.

His record is now up to 3-4, and he seems to be throwing much better as the season trickles towards the halfway mark.

His run support started early, as it seems Ian Kinsler manages to cross home plate in the first inning on a regular basis at this point. He reached on an infield single and was driven home on a J.D. Martinez single to left field, putting the Tigers up 1-0 early.

Martinez notched another base hit in the 3rd, when he tripled with one out to right field. He was driven home by Miguel Cabrera on a sac fly the following at-bat.

Nick Castellanos was up next, as he doubled to left field and was driven home by Justin Upton shortly after, making it 3-0 Tigers.

In the 4th inning, Kinsler repaid the favor of driving home a runner that reached on an infield single when he knocked in Cameron Maybin to make it 4-0.

And he wasn’t done yet, homering in the 6th inning for his 3rd hit of the night. The Tigers final run was scored when Steven Moya got in the mix and drove Miguel Cabrera home in the 7th inning.

Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 11th save for Detroit after a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Next: Be Patient, Loyal Tigers Fans

The Tigers have Thursday off before continuing their homestand on Friday Night.

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