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Twins power past Tigers for fifth straight win

The Twins pushed their winning streak to five games last night with an 8-6 victory in Detroit. For the sixth time this season Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe homered in the same game, and Joe Mauer added his fifth home run of the season.
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The Twins pushed their winning streak to five games last night with an 8-6 victory in Detroit. For the sixth time this season Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe homered in the same game, and Joe Mauer added his fifth home run of the season.

Nick Blackburn watched his ERA soar to 8.10 as he allowed six runs in just four innings.

Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save.

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