Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez.
Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with the Tigers.
Kevin Correia (8-10) allowed four runs - two earned - and nine hits over 6 2-3 innings.
The Twins let Detroit score four runs with two outs in the seventh.
Right fielder Chris Hermann failed to get to Hunter's drive between him and center fielder Clete Thomas, allowing Austin Jackson to score easily from first.
After Miguel Cabrera was walked intentionally, Prince Fielder struck out, but backup catcher Ryan Doumit allowed the ball to get past him and Correia didn't cover home plate. That mistake gave Hunter a clear path to score.
Victor Martinez followed with an RBI double to put Detroit up 4-1.