Detroit 10, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 37688

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 4 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 10 16 2
Minnesota 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 21-24 11-12 10-12 W1
Minnesota 15-30 6-15 9-15 L3

Recap


Tigers 10, Twins 6: Alex Avila drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help visiting Detroit snap a three-game losing streak.

Prince Fielder and Brennan Boesch added three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored apiece as the Tigers went 9-for-16 with runners in scoring position after going 3-for-28 in such situations in getting swept by Cleveland this week.

Rookie Drew Smyly (2-1) allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings for Detroit, which is 12-21 since starting the season 9-3.

Anthony Swarzak (0-4) yielded six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings for Minnesota, which has lost three straight after winning five of its previous six.

After Brian Dozier's two-out, two-run double in the first inning gave the Twins a 2-0 lead, the Tigers took control with four runs in the second. Boesch started the uprising with an RBI double before Avila drove in two more with a double. Quintin Berry capped the inning with a two-out RBI single.

Detroit added two in the fourth on Avila's RBI ground-rule double and Ryan Raburn's run-scoring single - both with two outs. The Twins got to within 6-3 in the bottom half on Jamey Carroll's sacrifice fly before Prince Fielder restored the Tigers' four-run cushion with an RBI double in the fifth.

The Twins closed to within 7-5 on Alexi Casilla's sacrifice fly and Carroll's RBI single in the sixth before the Tigers blew it open in the seventh on run-scoring singles by Fielder and Boesch, which sandwiched Delmon Young's RBI double.

Justin Morneau's RBI groundout in the seventh made it 10-6.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers have won nine of their last 11 games at Target Field. ... Minnesota (15-30) shares the worst record in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs. ... Carroll and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire were ejected after arguing a close call to end the eighth inning. ... Young had three hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Drew Smyly Player Anthony Swarzak
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.2
2 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 9
5.40 ERA 14.73
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Brennan BoeschPlayer Denard Span
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 5
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 16 0 22 .410 18 8 10 3 2 2
Minnesota 10 0 15 .278 21 6 6 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .367 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .600 after a loss.