American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Detroit, Game One|
(Sunday, September 23rd)
Final Score: Minnesota 10, Detroit 4
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs
to help the Minnesota Twins take a 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the
opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI while Eduardo
Escobar added two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Twins, who had lost
five of seven coming in.
Scott Diamond (12-8) gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings to get
"Diamond went out there and we've said all along that if your starter gives
you good innings and keeps it close, you can win ball games," said Minnesota
manager Ron Gardenhire. "He didn't let up any big innings and stayed ahead of
the hitters most of the night."
Max Scherzer (16-7) was charged with three runs on six hits in five-plus
innings for the Tigers, who have dropped two of three. Avisail Garcia hit a
two-run single in the loss.
"We needed to win this ball game, that's just plain and simple," said
Scherzer. "That's a good team over there and we respect them, but we should be
winning these games."
The game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning when Detroit took the lead.
With one out, Omar Infante singled and rounded the bases when Miguel Cabrera
followed with a double. Delmon Young later singled home Cabrera for a 2-0
Minnesota, though, went ahead in the sixth inning. Revere tripled to start the
frame and quickly scored on a Mauer single. After a double by Josh Willingham,
Phil Coke took the mound and Justin Morneau greeted him with a single to plate
Mauer. A walk to Ryan Doumit then loaded the bases.
Brayan Villarreal became the third pitcher of the inning for the Tigers and
Trevor Plouffe scored one with a single. A wild pitch by Villarreal scored
another run and Pedro Florimon's fielder's choice scored one more for a 5-2
Mauer's sacrifice fly in the seventh made it a 6-2 contest.
In the eighth, the Twins padded their lead on RBI singles from Escobar and
Revere, along with a two-run triple by Mauer for a 10-2 advantage.
Garcia's two-run single in the ninth accounted for the final score.
Detroit still leads the season series, 8-6 ... Minnesota hit 6-for-15 with
runners in scoring position ... Diamond moved to 1-2 in four games against
Detroit ... Scherzer fell to 3-2 in nine starts against the Twins.
09/24 02:25:49 ET