Twins fall to Tigers 4-2 in season opener 02 Apr 13

DETROIT TIGERS (1-0) at MINNESOTA TWINS (0-1)

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Detroit Tigers

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

4

9

1

8

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

7

1

12

WINNING PITCHER: Justin Verlander (1-0, 0.00)

LOSING PITCHER:  Vance Worley (0-1, 4.50)

SAVE:  Phil Coke (1)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  3:17 p.m.                GAME TIME TEMP:   35 degrees, wind W/NW at 17 mph            TIME OF GAME:  3:28                      ATTENDANCE: 38,282

 

HOME RUNS:  None

 

PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

IP

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ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Justin Verlander (W, 1-0)

5.0

3

0

0

2

7

0

0

91/54

Drew Smyly

1.1

3

2

2

3

1

0

1

42/18

Al Albuquerque

0.2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

13/8

Joaquin Benoit

1.1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

19/9

Phil Coke (S, 1)

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

7/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Vance Worley (L, 0-1)

6.0

8

3

3

1

3

0

1

101/69

Casey Fien

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

17/13

Brian Duensing

0.2

1

1

1

2

1

0

0

18/7

Josh Roenicke

1.1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

16/9

 

NEXT GAME:<br />
Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins<br />
Wednesday, April 3 – 3:10 pm (CT)<br />
--------------------------------------------------<br />
RHP Kevin Correia (---, -.--)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Anibal Sanchez (---, -.--)<br />

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGERS NOTES:

·    The Tigers defeated the Twins today for the 16th time in the last 20 meetings between the two clubs…the Tigers improved to 53-59-1 all-time on Opening Day…with the win today, the Tigers are now 3-4 all-time on Opening Day against the Twins.

·    Justin Verlander made his sixth straight Opening Day start today, tossing 5.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts and two walks…over his last two Opening Day starts, Verlander has tossed 13.0 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts and three walks…the win for Verlander is his first career win on Opening Day, he is now 1-1 in his six Opening Day starts…Verlander now has a career record of 4-0, 2.25 ERA (32.0 IP, 8 ER) in five starts at Target Field.

·    Austin Jackson scored the first run of the game today, last season the Tigers went 59-26 when scoring first…Jackson has scored 297 career runs…his 24 career runs at Target Field are tied most for an opponent in history with Alex Rios…he has scored a run in 14 of his last 16 games against the Twins.

·    Jhonny Peralta has hit safely 23 of 27 career games at Target Field, hitting .337 (34-for-101) with seven doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI.

·    Torii Hunter recorded two hits today giving him 1,988 for his career, moving him within 12 of reaching 2,000 for his career.

·    Phil Coke recorded his seventh career save, it was his first save since June 19, 2012 vs. St. Louis.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    Today marked the fourth straight Opening Day sellout of Target Field with a paid attendance of 38,282…the Twins have averaged a total of 39,139 fans at Target Field in those four Opening Day sellouts…the sellout was the 147th sellout in Target Field history…Target Field had eight sellouts in 2012.

·    Today’s first pitch temperature of 35 degrees was the second coldest home opener in Twins history, behind 33 degrees on April 14, 1962 vs. Los Angeles…the 35 degrees marks the coldest temperature in Target Field’s four-year history.

·    With the loss today, the Twins are now 24-29 all-time on Opening Day and 4-3 in their seven Opening Day meetings against Detroit…the Twins have now lost three straight games against the Tigers.

·    Vance Worley allowed three runs on eight hits, one walk and three strikeouts over 6.0 innings in his first career Opening Day start…Worley now has 54 career starts with 32 of those being at least 6.0 innings and 26 being quality starts…Worley was issued the loss today, extending his current losing streak to four straight games, dating back to August 6, 2012 as a member of the Phillies…the loss today is just his second career loss in the month of April (7 starts).

·    Joe Mauer doubled in the third inning, his 248th career double and 1,271st career hit…he later singled (1,272nd career hit) in the seventh…he now needs four hits to tie Gary Gaetti (1,276) for sixth on the Twins all-time list and four doubles to tie Gaetti (252) on the Twins all-time doubles list.

·    Justin Morneau doubled in the fourth inning today for his first hit of the season…it was also his 258th career double and now needs just one double to tie Torii Hunter (259) for fifth on the Twins all-time list.

·    Ryan Doumit collected the Twins first RBI of the season with a bases loaded single in the seventh inning…Doumit had a career-high 75 RBI in 2012.

·    Aaron Hicks made his major league debut today going 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts as the leadoff hitter and starting center fielder.