DETROIT - 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). Gibson gave up seven hits and six runs in two innings.
On a positive note, the Twins did get four innings of shutout baseball from Anthony Swarzak, but Detroit pulled away with three insurance runs in the seventh off of Michal Tonkin.
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.