Detroit 5, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 40789

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 54-47 29-22 25-25 W1
Minnesota 47-54 26-25 21-29 L1

Recap


Detroit starter Rick Porcello won his fourth straight game, and the visiting Tigers scored twice on wild pitches to defeat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday.
 
Victor Martinez contributed three of Detroit's nine hits, while Porcello (10-6) limited the Twins to five hits and two runs over six innings.
 
Delmon Young had a pair of hits and an RBI for Minnesota, which has lost 12 of its last 13 to the Tigers overall – eight of nine in 2011.
 
The Tigers took the lead in the second when Ryan Raburn scored on a wild pitch. RBI singles from Jhonny Peralta and Wilson Betemit keyed a three-run third for a 4-0 advantage.
 
Young’s RBI double highlighted a two-run fourth as the Twins pulled to within 4-2. But Detroit extended its lead in the sixth when reliever Anthony Swarzak’s wild pitch allowed Austin Jackson to score.
 
Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 26th save in 26 tries. The Tigers’ relievers allowed two hits in three innings.
 
Twins starter Francisco Liriano (6-8) allowed four runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings. Liriano had won three of his previous four decisions.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Rick Porcello Player Francisco Liriano
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.1
4 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 15.43
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Victor Martinez Player Danny Valencia
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 0 10 .250 22 7 3 7 1 0
Minnesota 7 0 10 .212 12 7 2 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Twins have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .377 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .521 after a loss.
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