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Tigers get win #7 in a row and Rogers gets win #7!

By Eric Fish

           Make that seven wins in a row for the Detroit Tigers.

           Thursday afternoon the Tigers won, 5-3, to sweep the Minnesota Twins in a three-game series and boast their longest consecutive winning streak since 1993.

           Detroit took an early 2-0 lead when Carlos Guillen hit an RBI single following Placido Polanco’s first home run of the year in the bottom of the first inning.

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           In the bottom of the second, Brandon Inge hit a two-run long ball to keep the scoring going and the Tiger’s got their fifth and final run in the fifth inning when they took advantage of a Minnesota fielding error.

           Kenny Rogers (7-2) got the start for Detroit and threw 5.2 innings, giving up five hits and two unearned runs.

           Roger’s counterpart Brad Radke (4-5) allowed five runs, three of which were earned, and 10 hits through six innings.

           The Twins would find the scoreboard three times in the contest, but two were unearned off Detroit errors, and the final run was given up by closer Todd Jones, who en route picked up his 12th save of the season.

           The win keeps the Tigers in the hunt for first place in the Central Division. Currently they are a half game up on the White Sox, but Chicago has yet to play today.