Minnesota 9, Detroit 6

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 15, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 36211

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 9 11 1
Detroit 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 53-67 27-30 26-37 W1
Detroit 64-57 33-26 31-31 L2

Recap


Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome became the eighth player in major history to reach 600 career home runs Monday when he hit a pair in a 9-6 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Thome, 40, hit a two-run homer off starter Rick Porcello (11-8) in the sixth inning. He hit his 600th when he connected for a three-run shot against Daniel Schlereth in the seventh inning.

Thome, who was 3-for-4 with a walk, has 11 home runs this season.

Detroit tallied three home runs, including one by Delmon Young in his first at-bat since being acquired in a trade from the Twins earlier Monday. Ryan Raburn and Victor Martinez also went deep.

Francisco Liriano (8-9) allowed five runs in six innings but still got the win. Joe Nathan pitched the ninth inning and earned his 10th save.

Detroit’s lead in the American Central shrunk to two games over idle Cleveland.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Francisco Liriano Player Rick Porcello
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 9
7.50 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Jim Thome Player Alex Avila
3 Hits 3
5 RBI 1
2 HR 0
9 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 11 2 22 .306 18 7 9 3 2 1
Detroit 11 3 23 .297 15 9 6 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .528 after a win and .373 after a loss.
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