Hunter hits 300th HR, leads Tigers past Twins
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Torii Hunter connected on his 300th career home run to back 7 2/3 strong innings from Doug Fister as the Detroit Tigers took the rubber match of a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins by posting a 5-2 decision at Target Field.
Hunter added an RBI double in addition to his milestone homer, a two-run shot in the first inning, while Austin Jackson had a two-run blast of his own later on as part of a 2-for-5 day at the plate.
Fister (6-4), meanwhile, carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and yielded just two hits and a pair of runs over his stint. He added seven strikeouts in halting a five-start winless streak.
Minnesota managed just three hits for the game, with Brian Dozier going 2- for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in the setback.
P.J. Walters (2-2) served up both Detroit homers and was reached for four runs on nine hits while walking three over 5 1/3 innings.
06/16 17:01:06 ET