Minnesota 2, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 23, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 39839

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 64-89 29-46 35-43 W2
Detroit 80-72 46-31 34-41 L2

Recap



Twins 2, Tigers 1 (10): Jamey Carroll singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as visiting Minnesota finished a doubleheader sweep and spoiled Detroit’s chance to tie for first place in the American League Central.

Denard Span opened the 10th with a single off Tigers closer Jose Valverde (3-4) and Carroll delivered a one-out base hit up the middle. The Tigers, who lost the first game 10-4, dropped one game behind the Chicago White Sox in the Central.

Carroll and Justin Morneau each had a pair of hits for the Twins. Jared Burton (2-1) pitched the ninth to get the victory, retiring Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young in order. Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 frame in the 10th for his 14th save.

Austin Jackson singled and scored in Cabrera’s RBI double in the first inning as the Tigers took a 1-0 lead. Twins starter P.J. Walters held Detroit to that run through six innings.

A walk, a single by Matt Carson and two errors allowed the Twins to score an unearned run and tie the game 1-1 in the fifth inning. Tigers starter Drew Smyley, who made one of those miscues, gave up three hits and one run over 4 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera became the second Tigers player with at least 40 homers and 40 doubles in the same season after his two-base hit in the first. Hank Greenberg did it in 1937 and 1940 for Detroit. … Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. He has not allowed a run in 9 1/3 innings since returning from elbow surgery. … The Twins host the Tigers for three games, Sept. 28-30.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Detroit
P.J. Walters Player Drew Smyly
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.1
4 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 3
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Detroit
Justin Morneau Player Prince Fielder
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 7 0 7 .194 15 7 1 2 1 1
Detroit 6 0 7 .176 12 8 1 1 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Twins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .411 after a loss.