A team effort.
Tigers 7, Twins 6
You might take a look at Rick Porcello’s (2-2, 43 IP, 6.28 ERA, 4.50 FIP, 0.3 WAR) 4 run 3rd inning and dismiss his performance as poor, but his defense botched a couple of plays and made the whole thing look worse than it was. The gopherball to Willingham is the only pitch he’ll lose sleep over, but he shouldn’t lose too much as his offense came to his rescue in spades. Cabrera homered in the 1st and drove in a third run with an infield hit in the 5th, while the whole team got involved in a 3 run 7th that erased Porcello’s 5 runs and Downs’ 1. In the 8th, Infante reached, Hunter bunted him to second, and Cabrera was IBB’d to set up a Prince Fielder RBI single to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead which would hold up to the scrutiny of the 9th inning. With the win the Tigers move to 26-19 and will turn to Anibal Sanchez (4-4, 55.1 IP, 2.77 ERA, 1.80 FIP, 2.4 WAR) tomorrow night looking for their 4th straight win.
The Moment: Peralta drives in Fielder with a double to left to tie the game.