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Minnesota Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee (27) hits a double in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field Sept. 24. The Tigers won 4-2. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers beat Twins, clinch playoff spot


(Reuters) -- Doug Fister worked 6 1/3 strong innings and Austin Jackson capped a four-run rally with a two-run homer as visiting Detroit clinched a postseason berth and cut its magic number for clinching the American League Central to one.

Victor Martinez and Omar Infante each added a solo blast for the Tigers, who snapped a two-game slide. Detroit needs one win or a loss by the Cleveland Indians to lock up its third straight Central crown.

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