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

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

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