Detroit 6, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 37360

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 22-24 11-12 11-12 W2
Minnesota 15-31 6-16 9-15 L4

Recap


Tigers 6, Twins 3:
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks each drove in a pair of runs and Prince Fielder went 4-for-4 as visiting Detroit handed last-place Minnesota its fourth consecutive loss.

The Tigers busted open a tie game with four runs in the fifth against Carl Pavano (2-4). Quintin Berry had an RBI single and scored on a two-run double by Dirks. Cabrera’s second RBI of the day, coming on a one-out base hit, made it 6-2.

The Tigers drew first blood when Cabrera and Fielder drove in runs in the first inning, but Minnesota got one run back in the bottom of the frame and tied it an inning later on Justin Morneau’s solo homer.

Denard Span homered in the fifth for the Twins, who brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the eighth but failed to score.

Max Scherzer (4-3) went 5 1/3 innings for the win, striking out nine after setting down 15 in his previous start. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits before a rain delay cut his day short with runners on the corners and one out in the sixth. Octavio Dotel struck out four of the five hitters he faced and Joaquin Benoit worked his way out of trouble in the eighth before Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Pavano lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits while striking out two.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Rain caused the first pitch to be pushed back 21 minutes and forced another 41-minute delay in the sixth inning. ... Scherzer has recorded nine or more strikeouts five times this season, most in the major leagues. ... Morneau has homered four times in his last five games. ... All six players who came up to bat in the seventh inning struck out ... The Tigers had not won consecutive games since taking four in a row from April 15-18.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Max Scherzer Player Carl Pavano
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 4.1
9 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 10
5.06 ERA 12.46
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Prince Fielder Player Ben Revere
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
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 12 0 15 .333 14 8 6 1 0 0
Minnesota 8 2 15 .235 10 16 2 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .355 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .600 after a loss.