Tigers Defeat Twins 7-1

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
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
B+ 89.1 W. Ramirez LF 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
B+ 89.1 J. Morneau DH 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
C+ 78.9 P. Florimon SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 1
C 73.7 B. Dozier 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 1
C 72.7 C. Thomas CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
C 72.0 R. Doumit C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
D 62.0 T. Plouffe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 C. Herrmann RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
F 59.0 C. Colabello 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Tigers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 94.2 A. Jackson CF 5 3 2 0 0 0 1
A 92.7 T. Hunter RF 5 2 2 0 2 0 0
A- 91.6 V. Martinez DH 4 2 0 0 1 1 0
B+ 88.0 J. Iglesias SS 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
B 84.0 A. Dirks LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C+ 79.0 M. Cabrera 3B 4 1 1 0 3 1 0
C+ 78.7 B. Holaday C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
C 75.7 O. Infante 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ 69.3 P. Fielder 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
D+ 68.0 D. Kelly PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0


Twins Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 93.7 C. Fien 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 3
B- 81.5 K. Correia 6.2 2.70 1.65 9 1 2 104
C 76.0 M. Tonkin 1.0 0.00 4.00 3 1 1 26
F 55.7 C. Thielbar 0.0 1 1 0 10


Tigers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.4 J. Veras 1.1 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 23
A+ 97.0 D. Smyly 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 14
A- 90.2 A. Sanchez 6.2 1.35 1.20 6 8 2 112