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Torrid Martinez fuels Tigers in 10-2 win vs. Twins

By AP

MINNEAPOLIS – Victor Martinez had three hits and four RBIs to push the Detroit Tigers past Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins in a 10-2 rain-delayed victory on Tuesday night.

Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer in the second inning ended Liriano's bid for back-to-back no-hitters, and the left-hander's outing was over after three innings due to an illness.

Brennan Boesch drove in two runs for the Tigers, who have won four straight and seven of eight overall. Rick Porcello (3-2) pitched five crisp innings, allowing one run and three hits.

Rene Tosoni hit his first career homer, but the stumbling Twins managed only five hits and dropped their majors-worst record to 12-22.

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