DETROIT, MI - MAY 16: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with his teammates an win over the Detroit Tigers Aat Comerica Park on May 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 11-7. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Tigers: Minnesota Wins 2nd Straight Over Detroit, 4-3

The Twins kept things going on Thursday with a 4-3 win over the Tigers to clinch the two-game set.

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Twins Vs. Tigers Final Score: Justin Morneau Powers Minnesota Past Detroit, 4-3

The Minnesota Twins picked up some much-needed momentum with a 4-3 win over Detroit on Thursday, effectively capping a brief, albeit important, two-game sweep over the playoff-contending Tigers in the process.

The Twins' offense opened things up in the third inning behind a two-run homer from the bat of Justin Morneau that plated Josh Willingham. Outfielder Trevor Plouffe followed suit later in the frame with a solo shot of his own to give the Twins an early 3-0 advantage, and Morneau tallied his third RBI of the day in the fifth to extend the lead a run further while the Tigers were held scoreless.

Aside from three solo home runs yielded over the fifth and sixth innings by starter P.J. Walters as he began to tire, it was a very clean day for Minnesota pitching. Closer Matt Capps came in to record his eighth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth, but not after 1.2 innings of no-hit ball from relievers Francisco Liriano and Glen Perkins.

The Twins will hope to build on their short winning streak on Friday to kick off a three-game set in Milwaukee. Red-hot lefty Scott Diamond will take the mound as Minnesota aims to make it three straight victories.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more on the Tigers, check out Bless You Boys. And for the best MLB analysis on the web, be sure to visit Baseball Nation.

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Minnesota Twins Roster Moves: Ben Revere Recalled; Ryan Doumit To Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have undergone more than their share of roster moves or the last couple of weeks and, following Wednesday night's win, another one took place. This isn't likely to have as large of an impact as the others have, but it should make the Ben Revere fans among us happy campers.

The Twins have placed Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list and, in the resulting roster move, Revere has been recalled from Rochester. Joe Christensen first reported the news in his blog over at the Star Tribune.

The Twins placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf after Wednesday's 11-7 victory over Detroit and recalled outfielder Ben Revere from Class AAA Rochester.

Revere is expected to be at Comerica Park in time for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers.

This should not hurt.

For more on the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins, head over to Bless You Boys and Twinkie Town, SB Nation's respective blogs for the teams. More news and analysis on Major League Baseball in general can be found over at Baseball Nation.

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