Cabrera homers, sends Scherzer, Tigers past Twins - NBC Sports

Cabrera homers, sends Scherzer, Tigers past Twins
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 10, 2014, 4:18 pm

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run second inning, sending Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 Saturday.

Cabrera connected for his fifth homer, tagging Kyle Gibson (3-3).

Scherzer (5-1) wasn't sharp, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out six - his team-record streak of fanning at least seven in seven starts to begin a season ended.

On the day the Tigers honored former manager Jim Leyland, one of his favorite players made an immediate impact. Don Kelly, a utilityman who owes his major league career to Leyland's patience and trust, reached over the left-field fence in the first inning to steal a homer from Kurt Suzuki.

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