Detroit 3, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 38567

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 59-86 30-42 29-44 L2
Detroit 83-62 44-29 39-33 W8

Recap

Brandon Inge belted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to their eight consecutive victory with a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Wilson Betemit also hit a solo homer and Victor Martinez drove in a run for the Tigers, who lowered their magic number to clinch the American League Central to nine.

The Twins brought in lefthander Glen Perkins (4-4) for the ninth inning. Perkins retired the first two batters easily but left a 2-1 pitch over the plate to Inge, who blasted it over the wall in left for his third home run.

Al Alburquerque (6-1) got the win for Detroit in relief of Max Scherzer, who pitched seven strong innings.

Minnesota tied it up in the sixth on Danny Valencia’s sacrifice fly and had a chance to take the lead in the seventh after a leadoff double by rookie Joe Benson. But Scherzer induced a flyout and struck out two to keep the game knotted at 2-2.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Anthony Swarzak Player Max Scherzer
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Joe Mauer Player Ramon Santiago
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 5 1 9 .172 9 8 2 3 0 0
Detroit 6 2 14 .188 8 7 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .353 after a loss.
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