Minnesota 10, Detroit 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 40438

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 10 13 1
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 63-89 29-46 34-43 W1
Detroit 80-71 46-30 34-41 L1

Recap



Twins 10, Tigers 4 (Game 1): Joe Mauer recorded three hits and four RBIs, and visiting Minnesota scored five times in the sixth inning to hand Detroit a damaging loss in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Ben Revere added three runs and three hits for Minnesota, including a leadoff triple that ignited the sixth-inning rally. Mauer, Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe each had RBI singles in the sixth as the Twins took a 5-2 lead. Mauer added a sacrifice fly in the seventh and two-run triple in the eighth.

Twins starter Scott Diamond (12-8) allowed just four hits and two runs over seven innings.

Detroit starter Max Scherzer (16-7), who came out early in his last start Sept. 18 with shoulder fatigue, had allowed three hits and struck out four in the first five innings. But the Twins started the sixth with three straight hits and he was relieved by Phil Coke. Scherzer, who had won six straight decisions, lost for first time since July 30.

Diamond retired the first 10 batters he faced, but the Tigers touched him up for a pair of runs in the fourth. Omar Infante singled, Miguel Cabrera followed with an RBI double and Delmon Young made it 2-0 with a two-out RBI single.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Revere was 3-of-29 coming into the game. … Tigers rookie outfielder Avisail Garcia had his first career two-RBI game. … Diamond won for only the second time since Aug. 6.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
Scott Diamond Player Max Scherzer
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Joe Mauer Player Avisail Garcia
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 2
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 13 0 19 .333 15 9 9 3 3 1
Detroit 6 0 7 .182 9 8 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .563 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .411 after a loss.