MINNEAPOLIS – Miguel Cabrera's two-run, one-out homer in the ninth inning lifted Detroit to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, as the Tigers finished a three-game sweep of the Twins in style after leaving 10 men on base earlier in the game.
Cabrera's ninth home run this season came on a 0-2 pitch from Matt Capps (0-3), who took his first blown save in 10 chances. Rookie Quintin Berry started the inning with a single, and Cabrera crushed one to straightaway center field.
Jose Valverde followed for his ninth save in 11 attempts. Denard Span led off with a single. After Ben Revere popped his bunt up for the first out, Joe Mauer hit a hard line out to left. Then after Span stole second, Josh Willingham walked. But Justin Morneau flied out to right.