Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Minnesota won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, August 8
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Game 2: Saturday, August 9
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in 10
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Game 3: Sunday, August 10
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Twins 4

(60-57, 28-30 away)

Tigers 3

(30-85, 14-42 home)

    1:05 PM ET, August 10, 2003

    Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan 

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    MIN 400000000 4 8 0
    DET 000021000 3 7 2

    W: K. Rogers (9-6)

    L: N. Cornejo (5-11)

    S: E. Guardado (27)

    Beat Detroit for the 20th time in 21 games

    DETROIT (AP) -- Corey Koskie and Dustan Mohr each drove in a pair of first-inning runs, helping the Minnesota Twins to another win over the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Sunday.

    The win was Minnesota's 20th in their last 21 games against Detroit, including an 11-1 record this year. The Tigers are now 5-18 since the All-Star break and a season-worst 55 games under .500.

    Kenny Rogers (9-6) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in seven innings. He struck out seven. J.C. Romero pitched the eighth and Eddie Guardado worked the ninth for his 27th save in 30 tries.

    Mohr made a sliding catch of Craig Monroe's blooper in right field for the second out in the ninth to helped preserve the win.

    Nate Cornejo (5-11) lost his third straight start. He pitched his first complete game since April 27, 2002, giving up four runs on nine hits and three walks.

    Minnesota scored four times in the first, two before the first out.

    Shannon Stewart led off with a single and Denny Hocking walked before Doug Mientkiewicz bunt safely to load the bases.

    Koskie lined a two-run double into the right-field corner, and after Cornejo retired the next two batters and intentionally walked A.J. Pierzynski to load the bases, Mohr grounded a two-run single into left field.

    Detroit made it 4-2 in the fifth when Matt Walbeck homered over the shortened fence in left field -- his first major league homer since July 29, 2000 -- and Monroe made it a one-run game with a solo homer in the sixth.

    Cornejo, meanwhile, settled down, and retired 15 straight batters between the second and seventh innings.

    The Twins put two runners on in the eighth, but Cornejo got Mohr to ground into an inning-ending double play.

    Ben Petrick robbed Chris Gomez of a homer in the ninth, leaping to grab the ball well above the fence in left field.

    ^Notes:@ Tigers outfielder Bobby Higginson and bench coach Kirk Gibson were ejected by home-plate umpire Doug Eddings in the bottom of the first. After popping out, Higginson angrily threw his bat and was thrown out. Gibson was ejected for arguing from the dugout. ... The Tigers held a press conference before the game to announce they had signed first-round draft pick RHP Kyle Sleeth. ... Minnesota batted around in the final inning of Saturday's game and the first inning of Sunday's. ... Cornejo's only two complete games have come against Minnesota.

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