Detroit 10, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 24, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 30083

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 0 10 13 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 92-61 52-25 40-36 L1
Detroit 78-75 50-29 28-46 W2

Recap

Miguel Cabrera smacked his 36th home run of the season and Casper Wells and Jhonny Peralta also went deep as the Detroit Tigers walloped the visiting Minnesota Twins 10-1 Friday night.

The trio combined to finish with seven hits, seven runs scored and nine RBIs to lead the Tigers to victory. Cabrera bolstered his American League MVP chances with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, while Peralta added a three-run bomb in the seventh and Wells followed with a solo shot.

That was more than enough offense for Justin Verlander (18-8), who went the distance on a five-hitter for his sixth complete game of the season. Verlander struck out 11 and didn't walk a batter on the way to one of his most dominant performances of the season.

Twins starter Francisco Liriano (14-9) wasn't as fortunate, charged with two runs on four hits over three innings before leaving due to illness. He walked one and struck out four.

Denard Span led the Twins' meager attack with two hits and a run scored, while Michael Cuddyer's RBI single in the ninth provided the lone Minnesota offense.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Francisco Liriano Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 11
4 Hits 4
6.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Denard Span Player Miguel Cabrera
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 0 4 .125 7 11 1 0 1 0
Detroit 13 3 27 .371 11 9 10 3 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .638 after a loss.
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