Minnesota 11, Detroit 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman,
Attendance - 39130

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 11 0
Minnesota 2 0 1 3 0 1 4 0 11 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 73-60 37-27 36-33 L1
Minnesota 56-77 29-39 27-38 W1

Recap


Luke Hughes homered twice and drove in five as the Minnesota Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and avoided a sweep with an 11-4 triumph over the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Jason Kubel hit a two-run homer, and Justin Morneau added three hits and an RBI for the Twins, who exceeded their run total from the previous seven games combined.

After showing no offense all week, Minnesota had little trouble with Tigers starter Brad Penny. Kubel got it started immediately with his 10th blast in the first, and Hughes’ two-run shot in the fourth made it 5-2.

Penny (9-10) ended up getting charged with seven runs and eight hits in five innings. Ramon Santiago went 4-for-4 and drove in half of Detroit's runs.

Hughes put it out of reach in the seventh with a three-run blast off David Pauley. Hughes has been on a tear the last two days, totaling three homers and eight RBIs.

Brian Duensing (9-13) allowed three earned runs in six innings to pick up the win and end his five-start losing streak.

Detroit leads the American League Central by six games over Chicago.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Brad Penny Player Brian Duensing
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 7
12.60 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Ramon Santiago Player Justin Morneau
4 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 11 0 13 .344 20 6 4 3 0 0
Minnesota 12 3 23 .353 10 7 11 3 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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