Twins 4, Tigers 3
Here’s the story of this game. Rick Porcello (29 GS, 197.2 IP, 3.19 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 3.4 fWAR) went eight strong innings, allowing a single run on a couple of hits and a solo home run later, but basically cruised. He was tracking toward a complete game loss and getting stronger when the 8th inning ended and he put the game in the hands of his offense. Hunter doubled, Cabrera singled, and with two outs, JD Martinez hit another inexplicable 9th inning home run to put the Tigers head. Joe Nathan allowed a runner and then Carrera turned a single into a double and the Twins tied it up. Then you had the ol’ walk off infield single and we’ll play for the series win Wednesday behind David Price (31 GS, 226.2 IP, 3.26 ERA, 2.85 FIP, 5.4 fWAR).
The Moment: JD Martinez hits a go-ahead, two out home run in the 9th.