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FILE - This is a 2013 file photo showing pitcher Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, has agreed to a five-year contract covering 2015-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) ORG XMIT: NY153

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Tuesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

  • April 30, 2013 - 10:11 PM

GAME RECAP

Impact player

Justin Verlander, Tigers

He surrendered a run in the second inning, then never allowed another Twin to reach third base, as his ERA dwindled to 1.83.

BY THE NUMBERS

2 Hits by Wilkin Ramirez off Verlander, his former teammate with the Tigers

5 Runs driven in by Prince Fielder in the series, more than the Twins have scored as a team (four).

1.93 Anthony Swarzak’s ERA this season, after pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday

ON DECK

The Twins try to reach .500 by salvaging final game of series, but they’ll have to beat Anibal Sanchez (3-1, 1.34 ERA) to do it.

PHIL MILLER

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