Detroit 5, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 32021

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 92-63 52-25 40-38 L3
Detroit 80-75 52-29 28-46 W4

Recap

Ramon Santiago hit a go-ahead three-run homer and Miguel Cabrera added a two-run shot as the Detroit Tigers completed a three-game sweep Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

The Tigers dominated the visiting Twins, who have already wrapped up the American League Central Division title. Detroit outscored its division rivals 26-12 in the series, and has won eight of nine overall.

After Delmon Young put the Twins ahead in the top of the fourth inning with his 19th home run of the season, the Tigers answered in the bottom half on Santiago's third round-tripper of the campaign off Brian Duensing (10-3).

Cabrera added some insurance in the seventh inning, hitting a two-run blast to left field for his 38th of the year. Cabrera hit a two-run homer in each game of the series, and now has four long balls in his past five games.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (10-11) did the rest, allowing a run on four hits over eight innings. The 21-year-old has won his last five decisions.

Duensing slipped to 8-2 as a starter, charged with five runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Brian Duensing Player Rick Porcello
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 4
6.75 ERA 1.12
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Delmon Young Player Johnny Damon
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 1 7 .129 6 6 1 1 1 1
Detroit 8 2 16 .250 15 4 5 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .617 after a loss.
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