Detroit, MI – Justin Morneau's two-run single in the ninth 5 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the game series.
Joe Nathan allowed a run in the ninth, but closed out the game for his 11th save of the year.
Jim Thome knocked in two runs, including a solo home run, in the Twins' third win in six games.
Jose Valverde (2-4) allowed two unearned runs in the ninth inning for the loss.
Miguel Cabrera had two hits and two RBI in Detroit's third loss in four games.
Carl Pavano went seven innings in the start for Minnesota, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks, while Brad Penny allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in six-plus innings for Detroit.