Twins win in walkoff 3-2 04 Apr 13

DETROIT TIGERS (1-1) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (1-1)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Glen Perkins (1-0, 0.00)

LOSING PITCHER:  Phil Coke (0-1, 9.00)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  3:10 p.m.                GAME TIME TEMP:   46 degrees, wind N at 18 mph                        TIME OF GAME:  3:01                      ATTENDANCE:  22,963

 

HOME RUNS:  None

 

NEXT GAME:<br />
Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins<br />
Thursday, April 4 – 12:10 pm (CT)<br />
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RHP Mike Pelfrey (---, -.--)<br />
vs.<br />
RHP Rick Porcello (---, -.--)<br />
PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

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Anibal Sanchez

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Darin Downs

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Brayan Villarreal

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Joaquin Benoit

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Phil Coke (0-1)

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MINNESOTA

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Kevin Correia

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Jared Burton

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Glen Perkins (1-0)

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TIGERS NOTES:

·    The Tigers lost to the Twins today to start the season 1-1…Detroit began 2012 with four straight wins…despite the loss, Detroit has defeated the Twins in 16 of the last 21 games at Target Field…the Tigers will look to secure the series win tomorrow…Detroit has won or split four of the last five series between the two clubs.

·    Anibal Sanchez tossed 5.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out five…Sanchez remains winless at Target Field in three starts (0-1)…Sanchez is now 2-0, 2.28 ERA (51.1 IP, 13 ER) over his last seven starts in April (since April 17, 2011).

·    Miguel Cabrera collected his second and third RBI of the season with an RBI single in the third and fifth innings…Cabrera has eight RBI in his last seven games dating back to September 29, 2012, six of which have come against the Twins…Cabrera has 29 RBI in 29 career games at Target Field since the start of 2010…his 29 career RBI at Target Field are the most by any opponent in Target Field history.

·    Torii Hunter collected his second straight multi-hit game today, finishing 2-for-4 after going 2-for-5 yesterday…it is the first time in his career to start the season with back-to-back multi-hit games…Hunter now has multi-hit games in five of his last six games, dating back to September 30, 2012 (Game 1)…with the two hits, Hunter is now 10 hits shy of 2,000 with 1,990.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins earned their first walk-off victory of 2013 after Eduardo Escobar drove in two runs with a double in the ninth inning…the win puts the Twins even at 1-1 to start the season, their earliest win since starting 2010 at 1-1 (began 2010 with 5-1 record)…the Twins had previously lost first two games of the season in 2011 and 2012…Minnesota had six walk-off victories in 2012, with the last coming September 13, 2012 vs. Kansas City in 10 innings when Casilla and Span collected back-to-back doubles…the Twins won their first one-run game of 2013 today after finishing 2012 with a 26-28 record in one-run decisions.

·    Eduardo Escobar doubled in two runs (Carroll and Dozier) in the bottom of the ninth inning today to give the Twins their first walk-off victory of 2013…it was his second career game-winning RBI with the other (pinch-hit single in 10th inning) coming June 24, 2012 as a member of the White Sox.

·    Kevin Correia allowed two runs on seven hits, one walk and two strikeouts in 7.0 innings…he has tossed quality starts in six of his last seven starts dating back to September 5, 2012 vs. Houston…it marks his 93rd career start of at least 6.0 innings, 18th career start of at least 7.0 innings and his 74th career quality start.

·    Chris Parmelee threw out Torii Hunter at third base after a single by Miguel Cabrera in the fifth inning…it was Parmelee’s second career outfield assist.

·    Wilkin Ramirez drove in the Twins first run of the game with an RBI pinch-hit single in the seventh inning scoring Plouffe from second base…it was Ramirez’s first major league RBI since July 24, 2011 and his sixth career RBI…Ramirez is a career .417 (5-for-12) pinch-hitter with two of his six career RBI.

·    Pedro Florimon finished the game going 1-for-2 after going 1-for-2 in yesterday’s game.