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Twins finally beat Verlander, edge Tigers 2-1

DETROIT – Phil Hughes pitched seven scoreless innings, and the Minnesota Twins beat Justin Verlander for the first time in over four years, 2-1 on Friday night.

Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run single off Verlander (4-2) in the seventh to lift Minnesota. Hughes (4-1) allowed eight hits in his fourth consecutive win.

Hughes threw 86 pitches, and then gave way to the bullpen. Casey Fien pitched the eighth, and Glen Perkins allowed a run in the ninth but held on for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Verlander allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings The injury-plagued Twins snapped a three-game losing streak. Star first baseman Joe Mauer sat out a fifth straight game. He’s been dealing with back spasms.

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