Sloppy, but successful.
Tigers 5, Twins 4
When you have a chance to jump on Tommy Milone early, you take it. The Tigers got homers, a solo shot from Iglesias and a three run blast from Cespedes, in the 1st inning to get off to a 4-0 start, offering David Price some room to breathe. The Twins got a run back in the bottom half off David Price (5 GS, 31 IP, 3.48 ERA, 2.67 FIP) who was generally pretty good but allowed add on runs in the 5th and 7th allowing the Twins to make it a ballgame against a Tigers team that only put one more run up on the board. The bullpen didn’t look sharp ahead of Soria, but he hung on to the one run lead in the 9th and gave the Tigers their third win in a row. It was a much closer game that it should have been, however, not because of shaky bullpening, but because the Tigers gave away at least three outs on the bases. Iglesias got nailed at the plate on a sac fly attempt and Cabrera and JD Martinez got caught stealing in embarrassing fashion. The club will look to take the series Tuesday with Anibal Sanchez (4 GS, 22.2 IP, 5.96 ERA, 4.77 FIP) on the bump.
The Moment: Iglesias’ liner clears the left field fence in the 1st.