Minnesota 4, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 40764

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 53-47 29-22 24-25 L1
Minnesota 47-53 26-24 21-29 W1

Recap


Scott Baker came off the disabled list and tossed five scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Detroit Tigers with a 4-1 win at Target Field on Saturday afternoon.

Delmon Young drove in a pair and Danny Valencia added a solo homer for the Twins, who pulled back within six games of the first-place Tigers in the American League Central.

Baker (8-5), who had not pitched since July 5 due to elbow soreness, was activated before the game and picked up right where he had left off, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out five. The righthander has not yielded an earned run in four of his last five outings.

Minnesota got to Detroit starter Brad Penny (7-7) in the first with an RBI single by Michael Cuddyer and stretched it to 2-0 in the second on Valencia’s 12th homer. Young’s two-run double in the fourth gave Baker and the bullpen plenty of breathing room.

Three relievers bridged the gap to Joe Nathan, who worked a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Brad Penny Player Scott Baker
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 3
5.14 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Miguel Cabrera Player Tsuyoshi Nishioka
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 0 11 .242 14 9 1 2 0 1
Minnesota 7 1 11 .250 14 5 4 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .574 after a win and .377 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .511 after a loss.
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