Tigers Sweep Twins

Placido Polanco and Gary Sheffield hit back-to-back R-B-I doubles in the seventh inning for the Tigers. Todd Jones recorded his 26th save in 30 tries to extend Detroit's lead in the A-L Central over third-place Minnesota to nine games.

Jason Kubel homered for the Twins, who got a solid start from Scott Baker and another dominant relief appearance by setup man Pat Neshek -- but nothing to show for them.

Minnesota tied it at three in the seventh, starting with Kubel's homer and ending with Luis Castillo's run-scoring groundout, but the Twins missed plenty of opportunities after that.