Detroit Tigers Observations From 5-3 Win vs Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers players won again on Wednesday, with a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Detroit fell behind early, but took the lead in the fourth and never looked back.
Detroit Tigers fans saw the team earn a sixth victory on the campaign.
A day after registering a 2-1 win to open the series against the Twins, the Tigers took another contest versus Minnesota.
Michael Fulmer struggled early, but turned in a solid outing.
Meanwhile, the bottom of the order continued to get things done, with Tyler Collins and Andrew Romine enjoying productive days at the plate.
Here are some observations from the team’s sixth win of the season.
Michael Fulmer Struggled Early
Fulmer allowed an early home run to Brian Dozier, as the second baseman ripped a solo shot to lead off the game.
Fulmer would recover, but later run into trouble in the third inning.
Eddie Rosario led off the frame with a single. Fulmer got two quick outs, but soon loaded the bases as he hit Max Kepler and walked Miguel Sano.
Longtime Twin Joe Mauer followed things up with a two-run single to extend Minnesota’s lead to 3-1.
At that point, it wasn’t a sure thing that Fulmer would last in the game, much less qualify for the win.
More from Detroit Tigers News
- Detroit Tigers: Victor Reyes finding ways to get the job done
- The Detroit Tigers must cut their losses and release Jonathan Schoop
- Detroit Tigers: Garrett Hill’s new role and changed delivery are excellent
- Detroit Tigers: Joe Jiménez has rebounded in 2022
- Detroit Tigers: Is it finally time to move the fences in at Comerica Park?
However, things would change.
Fulmer Turns Things Around
After laboring through the third, Fulmer turned in a quick fourth inning, getting Jason Castro, Eduardo Escobar and Rosario out in quick order.
The starter also kept the Twins off the board in the sixth, with a clean frame.
Nick Castellanos Continued to Crush Baseballs
The third baseman just missed out on a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning as he smacked a baseball to left-center.
Castellanos would have to settle for a double on the play as he just missed the home run.
Andrew Romine Continues to Thrive at the Plate
The super sub, who entered 2016 with 19 doubles and a .240 batting average, continued his excellent start to 2017 with a grand slam of Kyle Gibson in the fourth to put the Tigers up 5-3.
Bullpen Did the Job
Following Fulmer’s outing, Kyle Ryan and Alex Wilson came in and kept the Twins off the board.
Ryan threw a frame, working around a walk to post a zero. Wilson meanwhile, tossed two innings. The versatile reliever walked a pair, but also struck out two hitters.
Next: Tigers Add Depth At First With James Loney
The Detroit Tigers wrap things up with the Twins on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 P.M. Eastern time.