Minnesota 4, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 28, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 30315

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 84-73 50-31 34-42 L1
Minnesota 66-91 31-48 35-43 W1

Recap


Twins 4, Tigers 2: Ryan Doumit belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning before snapping another tie with a two-run double in the eighth as host Minnesota handed its American League Central rival a pivotal loss.

Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning for the Tigers, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with their fourth loss in 17 outings at Target Field. Detroit saw its lead over Chicago atop the AL Central trimmed to one game after the White Sox defeated Tampa Bay 3-1.

Reliever Brayan Villarreal (3-5) entered the game in the eighth inning and promptly issued three walks - one intentional - to load the bases. Doumit then lined a fastball to center to score Denard Span and Joe Mauer as Minnesota claimed a 4-2 lead.

Jared Burton (3-1) relieved starter Scott Diamond and fanned one of his two outs to pick up the victory. Glen Perkins retired the side in the ninth inning for his 16th save.

After Justin Morneau reached on first baseman Prince Fielder's error to lead off the seventh inning, Doumit deposited a fastball from reliever Phil Coke into the seats in left for his 17th homer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Doumit's four RBIs gave him a career-high 71 for the season. ... With Max Scherzer scratched due to a lingering shoulder problem, Detroit rookie Drew Smyly made a spot start and scattered two hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. ... The teams have split the first 16 games of their season series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Drew Smyly Player Scott Diamond
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 7.1
5 Strikeouts 1
2 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Miguel Cabrera Player Ryan Doumit
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 6 1 9 .176 7 2 2 0 0 1
Minnesota 4 1 8 .143 11 8 4 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .415 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .562 after a loss.