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Twins swept by Tigers

Published 11:27pm Monday, September 27, 2010

Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have been one of baseball’s best home teams this season. Playing on the road has been the problem.

Cabrera hit his career-high 38th homer Sunday to help Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in its final home game of the year.

The Tigers set a Comerica Park record with 52 wins at home, but they’re 19 games below .500 on the road and can finish no better than second behind the AL Central champion Twins.

Rick Porcello (10-11) gave up a solo homer to Delmon Young and just three other hits over eight innings, getting run support from Cabrera and Ramon Santiago, who hit a three-run homer in the fourth.

Brian Duensing (10-3) allowed five runs, seven hits and four walks over 6 2-3 innings.

The hobbled Twins played without Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Denard Span, J.J. Hardy and Jason Repko.

Minnesota opens a three-game set in Kansas City Monday.

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