One that got away.
Twins 3, Tigers 2
The Tigers led for most of this game, but the Twins pushed across a couple of runs in the 7th inning against Anibal Sanchez (5 GS, 29.2 IP, 5.46 ERA, 3.99 FIP) to snatch the lead back. Gose plated Avila in the 3rd and the Twins matched that in the bottom half before Cespedes doubled Martinez across the plate in the 4th to give the Tigers another lead. The score sat at 2-1 for several innings as Sanchez looked good until the Twins got a little bit more contact going in the 7th when he allowed four hits and two runs, including the only extra base hit of the night. That 3-2 score would hold, as the Tigers let Pelfrey control the game and couldn’t do anything against Fien and Perkins in the final innings. The club will look to take the series Wednesday afternoon with Shane Greene (4 GS, 27 IP, 3.00 ERA, 2.97 FIP) on the bump.
The Moment: Martinez and Cespedes hit back to back doubles in the 4th.