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DETROIT — Prince Fielder’s towering three-run homer in the sixth inning put Detroit ahead, and the Tigers held on Monday night for their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Minnesota Twins. Detroit trailed 3-1 when Andy Dirks reached on a bunt single and Miguel Cabrera walked. Fielder hit the first pitch over the wall in left-center for an opposite-field homer. That part of the fence is about 405 feet from home plate. Max Scherzer (3-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out 10 without a walk.
CHICAGO — For all their accomplishments so far — the record-breaking start, the Presidents’ Trophy, the individual honors — the Chicago Blackhawks know this is the time of year that will define their season. They said the same thing all along. Jonathan Toews and Co. also know all the reasons for concern heading into their playoff series against the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks are favored to make it to the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, but the Wild bring plenty of talent into Game 1 on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it will launch a new investigation into foods with added caffeine and their potential impact on the health of children and adolescents. By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Monday as positive U.S. economic data added to optimism for a rate cut in Europe. Benchmark crude for June delivery gained $1.50 to finish at $94.50 a barrel in New York. Oil hadn't finished above $94 since April 10.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years, pointing to higher sales this spring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City say one of its officers shot a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer in the lobby of the police department. Sgt. Jason Hauer said the man in his 20s or 30s entered the lobby Monday morning, acted suspicious and asked an officer to come out from behind a partition.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press. By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's prime minister escaped a brazen assassination attempt Monday when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target a top official in President Bashar Assad's regime. By ALBERT AJI Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay. Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to continue playing.