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Monday, 16 June 2014 14:54

Tigers top Twins 4-3 on 9th-inning sac fly

DETROIT (AP) - J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning sacrifice fly scored Torii Hunter with the winning run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday. Hunter led off the ninth with a single off Casey Fein, and Miguel Cabrera rifled a line drive that almost knocked over shortstop Dany Santana as he made a leaping catch. Victor Martinez then hit a fly ball to the right-field wall, and Oswaldo Arcia dropped it for an error. That put runners on the corners, and J.D. Martinez followed with a fly to medium-depth center. Hunter never hesitated, and scored easily when Sam Fuld's throw was badly off line. Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth.