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Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen, left, beats the tag from Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer to score from first base on a double by Detroit's Alex Avila in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday in Detroit. AP Photo/Duane Burleson

Detroit beats Twins in ugly game

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DETROIT (AP) -- It wasn't pretty or easy but the Detroit Tigers got the win.

Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila homered in a six-run first inning and Detroit held on for a 10-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.


The first-place Tigers stretched their lead in the AL Central to 5½ games over third-place Minnesota.

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