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Twins Edge Tigers 7-6

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Ryan Doumit went 2-5 with one home run and Glen Perkins earned his 30th save of the season as Minnesota stopped any hopes of a rally to take care of Detroit, 7-6.

With the score tied at 2-2 in the top of the fifth and the Twins up to bat, Doumit drove in Justin Morneau and Chris Herrmann with a three-run shot off starter Justin Verlander. With the game again tied at 6-6 in the top of the eighth, the Twins went on top for good when Herrmann hit a double off Drew Smyly to drive in Doug Bernier.

Andrew Albers (2-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings, earning a no-decision after he gave up five runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Perkins got the save after working one inning giving up no runs on one hit and walking one. Bruce Rondon (1-2) picked up the loss after pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up one run on no hits with no strikeouts and one walk. Herrmann was terrific at the plate for the Twins, going 3 for 5 with two doubles, a run, and two RBIs. Doumit also had a big game, going 2 for 5 with a home run, a run, and three RBIs. Bryan Holaday went 2 for 2 with a home run, two runs, two RBIs, and a walk in the loss.

The Twins collected a road series win 2-1. They will face the Indians Friday at Progressive Field at 7:05 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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