The Detroit Tigers played the final game of a four-game series against the Twins today and ended up losing 4-3 due to a clutch hit by Minnesota.
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins finished up a four-game series today with the Twins up two games to one. Detroit jumped out to an early lead but Minnesota quickly bounced back. Detroit would end up retaking the lead, but Minnesota would get a clutch two-run single by Max Kepler and hold the lead to take the game four to three.
Jordan Zimmermann got the start for Detroit and pitched a decent game. He gave up nine hits but only allowed two runs to cross over the course of six innings. When he left the game, he was in the position to get his second win of the season before the bullpen blew the lead. Buck Farmer would load the bases and Matt Hall gave up the big two-run single to Kepler.
Offensively, Detroit capitalized on some opportunities, but not enough to get the win. Victor Reyes went two-for-three with a sacrifice fly and has continued to prove that he can get it done at the plate. After today’s game, his batting average is officially over the .300 mark at .301. Travis Demeritte also had an RBI single, which should help get him on track after how poorly he has performed recently.
The third run by the Tigers came in a home run off of the bat of Miguel Cabrera. This is only Cabrera’s 10th home run on the season, but it is his 475th career home run, which ties him with Willie Stargell and Stan Musial on the list of all-time leaders. Cabrera will undoubtedly continue to climb this list if he is able to stay in shape and healthy.
The Tigers head out to Kansas City tomorrow to play against the Royals at 8:15 p.m. EST. Daniel Norris will take the ball and look to pick up his fourth win on the season. Norris has been pulled from his last few starts early due to blisters, so it is likely that if this happens again that Drew VerHagen will make an appearance in relief.