The Detroit Tigers took the second game of a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins due to a huge offensive performance.
The Detroit Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak tonight with a victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers got the offense going early, scoring in the first, and batted around the Twins in the third while tacking on seven. Minnesota would strike back and put up seven runs of their own, but the Tigers would go on to win 10-7.
The offense was the big story tonight for Detroit, and three players really stood out. Victor Reyes, who has been hitting well lately, went three for five with an RBI on the night and scored twice. Miguel Cabrera went two for four with a walk, an RBI, and also scored twice. Ronny Rodriguez went two for four and had five RBI’s off of two home runs. This is great news moving forward because all three of these players will likely be with the Tigers next season.
Detroit’s pitching was not quite as hot, but it did get the job done. Matthew Boyd started on the mound, and while he struck out 11, he also gave up five earned runs. Boyd has cooled off a lot after a hot start, with his ERA now up to 4.58. The bullpen only gave up two runs, but one of them came off of Joe Jimenez in the form of a home run, which is not a good sign if the Tigers are serious about keeping him around as their closer.
Overall, it was a good night for Detroit. Minnesota is one of the top teams in the American League with an 83-52 record. It is good to see that Detroit can still pick up wins off of good teams. While their season is all but over, these players are still getting good experience and fighting for future roster spots.
The Tigers play the third game of the series tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. EST. Spencer Turnbull will look to get things turned around, as he is another pitcher who has been struggling as of late. If the bats can stay hot, Turnbull could pick up his fourth win on the season and play spoiler to a Minnesota team who is looking to make a playoff run.