Twins Post-Game Notes, August 15 vs. Detroit 16 Aug 12

DETROIT TIGERS (63-55) at MINNESOTA TWINS (50-67)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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6

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8

9

R

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E

LOB

Detroit Tigers

1

0

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2

1

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1

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5

12

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9

Minnesota Twins

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0

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0

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1

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1

6

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6

WINNING PITCHER: Scherzer (12-6, 4.41)

LOSING PITCHER: De Vries (2-4, 5.04)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 12:10 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 72, winds from S-SE at 11 mph      TIME OF GAME: 3:08                     ATTENDANCE: 37,118

HOME RUNS: Cabrera (30, off De Vries, first inning, nobody on, two outs, first pitch, 349 feet to right field)

Young (13, off De Vries, fourth inning, one on, one out, first pitch, 362 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

IP

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BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Max Scherzer (W)

7.0

4

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2

10

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0

117/75

Octavio Dotel

1.0

2

1

1

0

2

0

0

23/16

Joaquin Benoit

1.0

0

0

0

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2

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0

13/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

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BB

SO

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WP

PITCHES/K

Cole De Vries (L)

4.0

8

4

4

2

3

2

0

84/50

Jeff Manship

3.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

48/28

Jeff Gray

1.0

2

1

1

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1

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17/12

Glen Perkins

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGERS NOTES:

  • ·    The Tigers have won 25 of their last 34 games against the Twins…the Tigers won their fifth straight series at Minnesota.
  • ·    Max Scherzer recorded double digit strikeouts for the 10th time in his career and fourth time this season.
  • ·    Scherzer improved to 6-1, 3.36 (56.1 ip, 21 er) in his last nine starts…he is 3-0, 2.05 (26.1 ip, 6 er) in his last four starts against the Twins.
  • ·    Miguel Cabrera hit his 30th home run in the first inning, becoming the first player in Tigers history to hit at least 30 home runs in five straight seasons…he has now homered at least 30 times in eight seasons.
  • ·    Cabrera is a career .411 (37-for-90) hitter with five home runs in Target Field, hitting safely in each of his last nine games here…his 37 hits are the most for an opponent in the park’s history and his .411 average ranks second.
  • ·    Delmon Young hit his fourth home run against the Twins since being traded to the Tigers, one year ago from today…he hit the first of those four, August 15, 2011 at Comerica Park, off Francisco Liriano, in his first at-bat with the Tigers.
  • ·    Andy Dirks finished the series 4-for-11 (.364) with two doubles, one home run and four runs scored…he has five doubles in his last nine games overall.
  • ·    Quintin Berry stole his 16th base in the sixth inning and is now 16-for-16 in steal attempts this season…entering today, he was one of two players in baseball with a stolen base percentage of 100% (minimum of 15 steals)…the other player being San Diego’s Everth Cabrera (19-for-19).

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins fell to 5-7 against the Tigers this season.
  • ·    Cole De Vries has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 15 hits in 5.1 innings in his last two starts…he allowed a first inning home run to the Tigers number three hitter Miguel Cabrera today…he allowed a first inning home run to Tampa Bay’s number three hitter, Matt Joyce, in his previous start, August 10.
  • ·    Twins starters allowed five first inning home runs during this six-game homestand.
  • ·    Ben Revere (2-for-4) has hit safely in 25 of his last 28 games, batting .336 (41-for-122) with 10 steals and 20 runs scored in that span.
  • ·    The Twins did not turn a double play today, snapping their streak of nine straight games with a DP…their previous game in which they failed to turn a double play was August 4 at Boston…they had turned 20 double plays in that nine-game span.
  • ·    Justin Morneau recorded his 255th career double in the seventh inning…he is within four of tying Torii Hunter (259) for fifth on the Twins all-time list.
  • ·    Joe Mauer recorded his team-leading 37th multi-hit game today…he is on pace for 51 multi-hit games, which would be the second-most in his career, behind his 55 in 2009.
  • ·    The 14 strikeouts for the Twins were their second-most this season, behind their 16 K’s, May 26 vs. Detroit, a game started by Max Scherzer who had nine in that start.