Too close, but sufficient.
Tigers 8, Twins 6
Max Scherzer (31 GS, 207.1 IP, 3.26 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 5.2 fWAR) cruised through three innings and his offense staked him to a 6-0 lead, so you probably figured you could get through this one without palpitations. Wrong. Despite the lead and offensive assault, Max got into some trouble, allowing four runs over his seven innings and giving way to a bullpen that allowed two more. Thankfully, Hunter and Cabrera were due up in the 9th and went back to back to retake the lead and dampen the blood pressure of the faithful. Soria got the 9th and secured the win. Rick Porcello (28 GS, 189.2 IP, 3.23 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 3.3 fWAR) gets the ball on Tuesday.
The Moment: Hunter and Cabrera go back to back to retake the lead in the 9th.