Detroit 7, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 40589

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 1 0 1 7 0
Detroit 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 7 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 53-68 27-30 26-38 L1
Detroit 65-57 34-26 31-31 W1

Recap


Justin Verlander threw a complete-game, allowing only one run, and became the first pitcher this season to win 18 games in Detroit’s 7-1 victory over Minnesota at Comerica Park.

Verlander (18-5) won his sixth consecutive start and posted his fifth complete game of the season. He allowed seven hits and struck out eight.

Minnesota loser Nick Blackburn (7-10), who has not won since July 8, gave up 11 hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Detroit had 14 hits, with each player in the starting lineup getting at least one.

Ramon Santiago had the only home run for the American League Central-leading Tigers, who lead Cleveland by three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Nick Blackburn Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.2
1 Strikeouts 8
11 Hits 7
9.64 ERA 1.17
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Joe Mauer Player Alex Avila
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 7 0 8 .206 17 10 1 2 0 0
Detroit 15 1 20 .441 17 2 7 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .534 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .373 after a loss.
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