Twins beat Tigers Saturday 17 Jun 13

DETROIT TIGERS (37-29) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (30-35)

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Detroit Tigers

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8

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Minnesota Twins

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14

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WINNING PITCHER:  Samuel Deduno (3-1, 3.26)

LOSING PITCHER:  Darin Downs (0-2, 3.91)

SAVE:  Glen Perkins (16)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:15 pm                   GAME TIME TEMP:   68 degrees, wind N-NE at 8 mph                    TIME OF GAME:  2:42                      ATTENDANCE: 35,017

 

HOME RUNS:    Plouffe (5, 4th inning off Sanchez, 1 on, 1 out, 0-1 pitch, 415 feet to left-center)

 

PITCHING LINES:

DETROIT

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Anibal Sanchez (L)

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72/42

Darin Downs

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40/30

Evan Reed

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21/14

Luke Putkonen

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12/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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Samuel Deduno (W)

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93/64

Jared Burton

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13/6

Glen Perkins (S)

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TIGERS NOTES:

·    The Tigers lost to the Twins tonight for just the third time in the last nine games…despite the loss the Tigers have won four of their last six games against the Twins, since May 23…Detroit is now 15-10 against American League Central opponents this season…the Tigers have won 17 of their last 24 games at Target Field since September 2, 2010.

·    Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts…he gave up a two-run home run to Trevor Plouffe in the 4th inning…that home run was just his fourth home run given up in his last 15 starts…he is 0-1, 3.54 ERA (20.1 IP, 8 ER) in four career starts at Target Field.

·    Prince Fielder (2-for-4) has reached base safely in 48 of his last 52 games, since April 18 at Seattle…he singled in his second at-bat and doubled in his third at-bat…his double in the sixth inning marked his 18th of the season…he now has 30 extra-base hits this season…he has 169 extra-base hits since the start of the 2011 season, fifth-most in the MLB over that span.

·    Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 tonight…his 32 hits at Target Field rank tied for fifth with Juan Pierre for an opponent for most in park’s history.

·    Johnny Peralta (1-for-3) has an active nine-game hit-streak against the Twins dating back to April 4…over the nine games he is hitting .353 (12-for-34) with a home run, four doubles and five RBI.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins beat the Tigers tonight, snapping their two game losing streak…the Twins are now 5-7 against the Tigers this season, including 3-2 at Target Field…Minnesota is 10-16 against the American League Central this season…14 hits by the Twins tonight is fourth most this season…three of the four top hit games have been at Target Field.

·    Samuel Deduno allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two in 7.0 innings pitched…the 7.0 innings pitched ties a season high…retired the first six batters faced and eight of the first 11…Alex Avila reached on a fielder’s choice when Don Kelly was thrown out at home by Pedro Florimon in the third inning…Deduno is now 2-0, 1.93 ERA (14.0 IP, 3 ER) in two start at Target Field this season…he is also 1-2, 7.48 ERA (21.2 IP, 18 ER) in four starts against the Tigers in his career.

·    Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-3 with three RBI in his first game back from the 15-day DL (strained left calf)…he hit a 2-run home run in the fourth inning off Anibal Sanchez…the 2-run shot is just his ninth multi-run homer in the last two seasons…second three-hit game of the season, first coming May 8 at Boston…Plouffe extended his current hit streak to nine games, second longest of his career…during his current streak he is hitting .375 (12-for-32).

·    Brian Dozier turned his 48th double-play of the season which leads the Twins and entered today second-most among all active second baseman.

·    Chris Parmelee (2-for-4) recorded his sixth outfield assist of the season in the fifth inning throwing out Prince Fielder at home plate…he is second on the team behind Aaron Hicks (7) in the respected category…Twins outfielders have 22 this season, the most in baseball.

·    Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with two singles…marked his 21st multi-hit game of the season…is hitting .339 (38-for-112) with 19 RBI in 28 games at Target Field this season…is hitting .356 (21-for-59) with 12 RBI at home since May 11 (15 games).

·    Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with two RBI and one walk tonight…he is hitting .319 (161-for-504) all-time against the Tigers (137 games), the eighth best average among actives.

·    Glen Perkins recorded his 16th save, tying his single-season career-high, done last season…he has converted six straight.