Detroit 2, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 11, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 36972

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 0 1 1 4 1
Detroit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 59-87 30-42 29-45 L3
Detroit 84-62 45-29 39-33 W9

Recap


Doug Fister continued his string of stellar performances with seven scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers picked up their ninth straight win and third straight series sweep with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Former Twin Delmon Young drove in a run among two hits for the Tigers, who trimmed their magic number to clinch the American League Central to eight. Detroit leads the Chicago White Sox by an even 10 games.

Fister (8-13), who allowed three hits and struck out five on Sunday, has firmly cemented himself as the No. 2 man on the Tigers’ staff. The righthander has surrendered a total of three earned runs in 36 2/3 innings over his last five starts.

Detroit got Fister all the support he would need in the first when Austin Jackson, Magglio Ordonez and Young led off with three straight singles off rookie lefthander Scott Diamond (1-4). Miguel Cabrera reached on an error and the second run came in when Victor Martinez grounded into a double play.

Jose Valverde allowed a run in the ninth but struck out Rene Tosoni with the tying run on second to secure his 43rd save in as many opportunities.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Scott Diamond Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 3
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Joe Benson Player Delmon Young
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 4 0 5 .129 14 8 1 3 1 1
Detroit 9 0 9 .310 22 5 1 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .590 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Twins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .349 after a loss.
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