Twins Post-Game Notes, September 28 vs. Detroit 29 Sep 12

DETROIT TIGERS (84-73) at MINNESOTA TWINS (66-91)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Detroit Tigers

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

6

1

5

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

X

4

4

2

6

WINNING PITCHER: Burton (3-1, 1.95)

LOSING PITCHER: Villarreal (3-4, 2.52)

SAVE: Perkins (16)

FIRST PITCH: 7:10 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 74 degrees                        TIME OF GAME: 2:30                     ATTENDANCE: 30,315

HOME RUNS: Doumit (17, off Coke, seventh inning, one on, nobody out, 2-2 pitch, 372 feet to left field)

Infante (4, off Diamond, eighth inning, one on, nobody out, 0-1 pitch, 388 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Drew Smyly

5.1

2

0

0

1

5

0

0

93/60

Phil Coke

0.2

1

2

1

0

1

1

0

15/12

Octavio Dotel

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11/9

Brayan Villarreal (L)

1.0

1

2

2

3

2

0

0

28/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond

7.1

6

2

1

0

1

1

0

86/58

Jared Burton (W)

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

5/5

Glen Perkins (S)

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGERS NOTES:

  • ·    The Tigers lost just their second game at Target Field this season (5-2), their other loss coming on August 13…tonight marked just their 17th loss this season when out-hitting their opponent (63-17).
  • ·    Drew Smyly tossed 5.1 shutout innings tonight, giving him an ERA of 1.25 (21.2 ip, 3 er) in his last four starts, with opponents hitting .185 (15-for-81) in that span.
  • ·    Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 tonight, raising his batting average to .327…he now has 198 hits, tying his single season career-high of 198, done in 2005 with Florida and 2009 with Detroit.
  • ·    Cabrera has hit safely in 10 straight games at Target Field and in 22 of his 25 career games here, batting .415 (39-for-94)…his 39 hits here are the most ever for an opposing player.
  • ·    Omar Infante hit his first home run since August 19 vs. Baltimore…he has 12 home runs this season between Miami and Detroit combined, tonight’s home run was his third hit in the seventh inning-or-later.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins won their third straight over Detroit, their longest winning streak against the Tigers since July 11-September 1, 2010.
  • ·    Tonight marked the first time the Twins have won with four hits-or-fewer since May 17, 2011 at Seattle, when they beat Felix Hernandez with three hits.
  • ·    Diamond faced the Tigers for the second consecutive time, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 14.1 innings (1.88 ERA) in those two starts.
  • ·    Denard Span (1-for-3) is hitting .350 (92-for-263) in 64 career games against the Tigers, which is the highest batting average among actives.
  • ·    Justin Morneau committed his sixth error of the season in the fifth inning, three of those errors coming in his last five games.
  • ·    Ben Revere threw out Miguel Cabrera at home plate to end the sixth inning, giving him his team-leading eighth outfield assist…the Twins now have 29 outfield assists, ranking fourth in the American League.
  • ·    Ryan Doumit extended his single season career-high home run total to 17…it was just his fifth home run from the right side of the plate this season and 16th of his career (84 career home runs)…Doumit’s four rbi gave him 71 for the season, passing his previous single season career-high of 69, done in 2008 with Pittsburgh…the four rbi also tied his single game career-high, done eight times previously.
  • ·    Eduardo Escobar left tonight’s game after being hit by a pitch on his left elbow…X-rays on the elbow were negative and he is considered day-to-day.
  • ·    34 of Jared Burton’s last 37 appearances have been scoreless (since June 12), posting a 0.74 ERA (36.1 IP, 3 ER) in that span…additionally, opponents are batting .165 (21-for-127) with no home runs in that time.
  • ·    Glen Perkins converted his 12th consecutive save, which is the third-longest active streak in baseball, behind Jim Johnson (18) and Grant Balfour (15).