Miguel Cabrera knocked in three runs and Justin 1 victory game series.

Verlander (18-5) allowed one run on seven hits and a walk in 7 2/3 innings. He also struck out eight in his sixth straight and major league-leading 18th win.

Ramon Santiago added a home run in Detroit's fourth win in six games.

Nick Blackburn (7-10) allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks in just 4 2/3 innings to earn his fourth straight losing decision.

Justin Morneau knocked in the lone run for the Twins, losers in 12 of their last 15.