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Tigers Allow Twins to Sneak By 7-6

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Bryan Holaday went 2-2 with one home run but the Tigers were downed by Minnesota, 7-6.

With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the fifth and the Twins batting, Ryan Doumit homered off starter Justin Verlander, scoring Justin Morneau and Chris Herrmann. With the game again even at 6-6 in the top of the eighth, the Twins took the lead for good when Herrmann drove in Doug Bernier with a double off Drew Smyly.

Verlander (12-9) put in seven innings of work for a no-decision after he was tagged for six runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Working 2/3 of an inning in relief, Bruce Rondon (1-2) was charged with his second loss of the year, walking one. Casey Fien (3-2) got the win, going one inning and allowing no runs on one hit with no strikeouts and no walks. Holaday was tops in the batter's box for the Tigers, going 2 for 2 with a home run, two runs, two RBIs, and a walk. Austin Jackson also had a great game, going 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs. Herrmann finished 3 for 5 with two doubles, a run, and two RBIs in the win.

The Tigers lost the home series two games to one. They will face off against the Mets Friday at Citi Field at 7:10 PM EDT.

Twins Offense
A+98.0C. HerrmannC5310200
A93.6R. DoumitRF5211301
A-90.7B. Dozier2B5210100
B+87.4D. BernierSS3120010
C74.7W. RamirezLF4100101
C73.7C. ThomasCF4100001
C73.3J. Morneau1B3010021
C-70.0T. Plouffe3B5100001
D+68.3J. WillinghamDH4010013

Tigers Offense
A+102.9B. HoladayC2221210
A96.6A. JacksonCF4221301
A94.2P. Fielder1B5300100
A-90.0O. Infante2B4210000
B84.1J. IglesiasSS4110001
C73.7M. TuiasosopoLF4100001
C72.3T. HunterRF3000011
C-71.0V. MartinezDH5100000
C-70.0B. PenaPH1000001
D+68.3M. Cabrera3B4000012

Twins Pitching
A+97.0J. Burton1.00.000.0002011
B+89.0C. Fien1.00.001.0010012
B82.4G. Perkins1.00.002.001019
D+67.6A. Albers5.27.941.7694196
F56.1J. Roenicke0.127.006.0011117

Tigers Pitching
A95.9A. Alburquerq1.00.000.0002016
C74.5D. Smyly0.10.003.001004
D+69.2J. Verlander7.07.711.861063121
D65.0B. Rondon0.213.501.5000112

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