Detroit 10, Minnesota 6

Date - Friday, April 25, 2014 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Tom Woodring, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 27558

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 15 1
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 6 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 12-8 9-5 3-3 W2
Minnesota 11-11 5-5 6-6 L1

Recap


Tigers 10, Twins 6:
Nick Castellanos homered and had three RBIs and Torii Hunter added three hits and two RBIs as visiting Detroit routed Minnesota.

Rick Porcello (3-1) allowed four runs and six hits in five-plus innings as the Tigers took the opener of the three-game series. Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Miguel Cabrera recorded his seventh RBI in a four-game span as Detroit pounded out 15 hits.

The Tigers broke the game open with a seven-run third inning as Twins starter Kevin Correia (0-3) was charged with eight runs (seven earned) and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings. Joba Chamberlain recorded two outs to thwart a Minnesota threat in the eighth and Joe Nathan finished up in a non-save situation.

Castellanos hit a two-run homer to right in the second to get Detroit started and Minnesota got one back in the bottom of the inning on Kurt Suzuki’s sacrifice fly. Victor Martinez got the third-inning uprising going with a run-scoring single and Castellanos followed with one of his own to make it 4-1.

Andrew Romine drew a bases-loaded walk to end Correia’s night and Davis and Ian Kinsler added run-scoring singles off Anthony Swarzak before Hunter stroked a two-run single to make it 9-1. Cabrera added a run-scoring single in the sixth and Minnesota scored four in the bottom of the inning on Brian Dozier’s homer, Chris Colabello’s single, Jason Kubel’s double and another sacrifice fly by Suzuki before moving within 10-6 on Trevor Plouffe’s RBI double in the seventh.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kubel went 3-for-4 for his first multi-hit outing since having four hits against Oakland on April 9. … Tigers C Alex Avila departed with a shin contusion in the fifth inning. … Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Rochester.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Minnesota
Rick Porcello Player Kevin Correia
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 2.1
4 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 8
7.20 ERA 27.00
Hitting
Detroit   Minnesota
Rajai Davis Player Jason Kubel
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 15 1 22 .366 11 1 10 2 1 1
Minnesota 11 1 17 .306 14 7 6 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Twins have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.