Tigers pitcher Doug Fister / DIANE WEISS/DFP
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Trevor Plouffe drove in a pair to highlight
Minnesota's four-run fourth inning, and three Twins relievers combined to toss
five scoreless frames in a 6-4 decision over the Tigers.
Rod Gardenhire earned his 900th career managerial win as Minnesota took the
opener of the four-game series by recording 13 hits -- all singles.
Joe Mauer had two of those base hits, scored a run and knocked in another,
while Ryan Doumit went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Twins, who tied a season
high with their fourth straight victory.
Anthony Swarzak (2-4) earned the win with 2 2/3 innings of relief behind Liam
Hendriks, who gave up four runs on six hits and four walks in four-plus
Hendriks' counterpart, Doug Fister (1-6), also failed to record an out in the
fifth and was charged with six runs on eight hits to take the loss.
Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI for the
Tigers, who were coming off a 5-5 road trip.
Cabrera and Prince Fielder were each stranded in the ninth, as Delmon Young
flew out to the warning track in right and Brennan Boesch went down swinging
against Glen Perkins, who notched his third save in the process.
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