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Tigers Defeat Twins 7-1

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Anibal Sanchez went 6 2/3 innings allowing only one run and Miguel Cabrera picked up his American League-leading 90th run and Jose Veras nailed down his 20th save of the season as Detroit bested Minnesota, 7-1. Four different Tigers had at least two hits in the victory. Minnesota had a batting average of just .182 and a wOBA of .215.

The Twins began the scoring in the top of the seventh when Pedro Florimon came home on a single by Brian Dozier off starter Sanchez. The Tigers went ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh when Torii Hunter hit a double off Kevin Correia to bring in Austin Jackson and Bryan Holaday. Shortly after, Prince Fielder hit a single off reliever Caleb Thielbar to bring in Hunter. The scoring ended after Victor Martinez hit a double off reliever Thielbar, scoring Cabrera to bring the score to 4-1 and knock Thielbar from the ballgame.

Sanchez (11-7) picked up a no-decision after he gave up six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Veras collected the save after 1 1/3 innings of work striking out two and walking no one. Correia (8-10) took the loss after pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing four runs on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks. Jackson had a strong game for the Tigers, going 3 for 5 with two runs. Hunter also had great output, going 2 for 5 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.

The Tigers got even in the home stand 1-1. They will continue the series with the Twins on Thursday at Comerica Park at 1:08 PM EDT.


Twins Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
B+89.1W. RamirezLF4200001
B+89.1J. MorneauDH4200001
C+78.9P. FlorimonSS2010011
C73.7B. Dozier2B4100101
C72.7C. ThomasCF4100002
C72.0R. DoumitC3000012
D62.0T. Plouffe3B4000000
D-61.0C. HerrmannRF4000001
F59.0C. Colabello1B4000003

Tigers Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A94.2A. JacksonCF5320001
A92.7T. HunterRF5220200
A-91.6V. MartinezDH4200110
B+88.0J. IglesiasSS4200001
B84.0A. DirksLF3100000
C+79.0M. Cabrera3B4110310
C+78.7B. HoladayC3110000
C75.7O. Infante2B4110000
D+69.3P. Fielder1B4000011
D+68.0D. KellyPH2000000

Twins Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A93.7C. Fien0.10.000.000003
B-81.5K. Correia6.22.701.65912104
C76.0M. Tonkin1.00.004.0031126
F55.7C. Thielbar0.011010

Tigers Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A+97.4J. Veras1.10.000.0002023
A+97.0D. Smyly1.00.000.0002014
A-90.2A. Sanchez6.21.351.20682112

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