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    导出博客文章DETROIT -- The Minnesota Twins are finally seeing the Hector Santiago they
    expected when they acquired him from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade
    deadline.Santiago held the Detroit Tigers to one run in 5 2/3 innings on
    Thursday as the Twins earned a split of the four-game series with a 5-1
    win.Hector had to dance out of trouble a few times, but he did a nice job, Twins
    manager Paul Molitor said. If he pitches like this, his spot with us next year
    will take care of itself.Santiago lost his first four starts with the Twins,
    posting a 10.89 ERA, but hes 2-0 in the last four with a 1.82 ERA.I made some
    adjustments when I got here, but I ended up leaving a bunch of pitches over the
    plate, he said. Now Im back to trying to throw good pitches, not just getting
    strike one.Santiago only got one groundball out and three strikeouts.I had
    really good command of the fastball, so I was able to keep jamming guys up and
    in, he said. They kept popping it up, so I kept throwing it.The Tigers can
    little afford losses in the crowded AL wild-card race. Detroit came into the
    series with a 10-2 record against Minnesota.This is obviously not what we
    wanted, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Any time you lose four out of seven, it
    isnt a good homestand.Mike Pelfrey (4-10) lost in his first major-league
    appearance since July 31. He started the game with a 60-pitch limit, but only
    lasted 36, giving up four runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.The Twins took the
    lead in the second on Max Keplers RBI single, and he moved to third when Miguel
    Cabrera missed a pick-off attempt. Eduardo Escobar singled to make it 2-0, and
    Eddie Rosario beat out a bunt single.Juan Centeno bunted the runners over, and
    Pelfrey retired Byron Buxton. That brought up Brian Dozier with two on, two out
    and first base open. Despite his torrid numbers in the second half, Ausmus
    decided to pitch to him.With the bases loaded, you dont have any room to
    maneuver, he said. If he grounds out to third, no one is asking me about
    it.Instead, Dozier lined a soft single to left to give the Twins a 4-0 lead and
    bring Blaine Hardy out of the bullpen.Our guys were going to attack Mikes
    fastball, Molitor said of Pelfrey, who spent the last three seasons with the
    Twins. That helped us get those two early runs, and then Dozier came up with
    that huge hit to get the lead from two to four.The Tigers had two runners on in
    the third, fourth and fifth innings, but Santiago escaped all three jams without
    allowing a run.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 3B Miguel Sano flew back to Minnesota to have
    more tests run on his sore back. Sano left Mondays game, and said that the
    problem hasnt improved. He will miss the weekend series against the Mets, but
    could return next week when the Twins return home.OLYMPIC WEEK CONCLUDESFor the
    fourth day in a row, the Tigers had a Rio Olympic medalist throw out the
    ceremonial first pitch. On Thursday, it was swimmer Connor Jaeger, who won
    silver in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Jaeger swam for Michigan.PITCHING WOESWith
    the Tigers fighting for a playoff spot, they have been badly let down by their
    starting pitching. In the last three games of the Twins series, Pelfrey, Anibal
    Sanchez and Matt Boyd combined to allow 17 runs in 9 1/3 innings.UP NEXTTwins:
    Travel to New York for a three-game weekend series against the Mets. Friday
    night, Minnesotas Jose Berrios (2-6. 9.27) faces New Yorks Bartolo Colon (13-7,
    3.27).Tigers: Head to Cleveland for a three-game series and their last chance to
    get back into the AL Central race. Rookie of the Year favorite Michael Fulmer
    (10-6, 2.76) goes up against Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber (16-9, 3.05) in the
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    the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Terrence
    Thompson and Jon Elmore each scored 20 points and Marshall held Jackson State to
    just 26 second-half points en route to a 71-61 victory Monday night.Aleksa
    Nikolic dunked off an offensive rebound to get Marshall within one at halftime
    and Elmore converted back-to-back layups to give the Thundering Herd a lead
    midway through the second half that they would not relinquish.Chase Franklin got
    Jackson State within four, 63-59 with two free throws with 4:11 left, but
    Marshhall closed with a dunk by Thompson and two layups by
    Elmore.ddddddddddddMarshall (4-0) shot 48 percent from the field (24 of 50) and
    was 4 of 14 from long range.Paris Collins and Edric Dennis scored 21 and 20
    points, respectively, to lead Jackson State (1-3), which committed 13 turnovers
    and shot 33.8 percent from the field (21 of 62), including 6 of 21 from
    distance. ' ' '