Minnesota Twins Mauled by Tigers in 9-2 Loss
The Minnesota Twins were unable to contain the Detroit Tigers in 9-2 loss
After a positive series against the Cleveland Indians, the Twins hoped to keep moving forward against another AL Central opponent.
Unfortunately, the Tigers pounded out 9 runs and the Twins were only able to respond with 2. The loss dropped the Minnesota Twins to 7-16 on the season.
Phil Hughes was on the mound for the Twins but lasted 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs.
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The biggest problem for Hughes was the first inning when he gave up 3 runs. The rest of the evening went fairly well aside from a home run given up to his nemesis Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera has more homers against Hughes than against any other pitcher.
With the score 4-2, Michael Tonkin and Ryan O’Rourke combined for a clean 6th. Casey Fien had a 1-2-3 7th but was brought back out for the 8th which turned out to be a big mistake. Fien allowed two solo shots and one of his runners came around to score after Alex Meyer took the mound.
Soon to be heading to the rotation, Meyer got the last two outs of the 8th but in the 9th he earned 2 runs and had 6 walks/hits against overall. Fernando Abad was called on to get the last two outs of the 9th.
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The Twins will play the second game of their set against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 1:10 PM CT. Tyler Duffey will make the start for the Minnesota