Tigers take series with Twins, Hunter hits #300 17 Jun 13

DETROIT TIGERS (38-29) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (30-36)

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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9

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Detroit Tigers

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2

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11

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7

Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Fister (6-4, 3.21)

LOSING PITCHER:  Walters (2-2, 3.23)

SAVE:  Benoit (4)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:11 pm                   GAME TIME TEMP:   82 degrees, wind NW at 9 mph                      TIME OF GAME:  2:42                      ATTENDANCE: 39,317

 

HOME RUNS:    Hunter (3, 1st inning off Walters, one on, no outs, 2-0 pitch, 367 feet to left field)

                                    Jackson (3, 4th inning off Walters, one on, two outs, 3-2 pitch, 410 feet to left field)

                                    Dozier (4, 6th inning off Fister, none on, no outs, 1-0 pitch, 385 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

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Doug Fister (W)

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110/68

Joaquin Benoit (S)

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17/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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P.J. Walters (L)

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101/59

Anthony Swarzak

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18/12

Brian Duensing

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17/12

Josh Roenicke

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24/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGERS NOTES:

·    The Tigers defeated the Twins today to ensure the series win against Minnesota…Detroit is now 16-10 against American League Central opponents this season…the Tigers have won 18 of their last 25 games at Target Field since September 2, 2010…the Tigers have won each of the last four series against the Twins after losing the Opening Series April 1-4 (1-2).

·    Doug Fister allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven in 7.2 innings…it is the third straight start in which Fister has worked into the eighth inning…it was also his fifth straight quality start…today was the third time in his career to toss at least 7.0 innings and allow just two hits with the others being September 11, 2012 at Chicago-AL (7.0 IP) and July 18, 2012 vs. Los Angeles-AL (8.0 IP).

·    Torii Hunter (2-for-5) hit his third home run of the season with a two-run homer in the first inning…it was his 300th career home run…Hunter hit his first career home run as a member of the Twins at Tiger Stadium on April 15, 1999…192 of his 300 career homers came as a member of the Twins…he hit more at the Metrodome (87) than any other ball park but it was his first at Target Field…it was his eighth career homer against the Twins, he has hit the most home runs against the Royals (31)…the home run for Hunter snapped a personal four-game hitless streak (13 at-bats)…with three RBI today he tied his season-high, also April 11 vs. Toronto.

·    Austin Jackson (2-for-5) hit his third home run of the season with a two-run shot off Walters in the fourth inning…it was his first home since April 28 vs. Atlanta, a span of 13 games since his last home run…he has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since April 14-16…today was his first multi-RBI game since having three RBI on April 28.

·    Alex Avila (2-for-3) snapped a personal 0-for-last-19 with a double in the second inning…his last hit was a single in the fourth inning on June 6 vs. Tampa Bay…today was his first multi-hit game since having two hits on June 5 vs. Tampa Bay.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Tigers in the series finale today, and lost the series against Detroit…the Twins are now 5-8 against the Tigers this season, including 3-3 at Target Field…Minnesota is 10-17 against the American League Central this season…the Twins are now 3-5 this season in rubber games…the series loss is their third in their last four series, despite having a record of 5-7 in those four series…Minnesota turned three double plays today, they came into today and now have 78 on the season…coming into today their 76 DP were third most in the majors (St. Louis-78; Houston-81).

·    The Twins will donate a total of $70,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge after the Twins hit three home runs and struckout 51 batters over the eight-day challenge…additionally, P.J. Walters will donate a total of $4,000 after striking out four batters today…Walters pledged an additional $1,000 for each strikeout he recorded in today’s game.

·    P.J. Walters allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out four in 5.1 innings today…the four earned runs tie his season-high, also May 30 vs. Milwaukee…the three walks also tie his season-high, also June 5 at Kansas City.

·    Trevor Plouffe (0-for-3) snapped his nine-game hit-streak today…during his current streak he hit .375 (12-for-32).

·    Brian Dozier (2-for-3) hit his fourth home run of the season to lead off the sixth inning today…the home run was the first hit by the Twins today off Doug Fister…Dozier also turned his 49th and 50th double-plays of the season, which leads the Twins and entered today second-most among all active second baseman (Jose Altuve-54)…Dozier collected his 10th multi-hit game of the season when he doubled in the eighth inning today.