Closer than it needed to be.
Tigers 2, Twins 1
The Tigers will say after this one that they struggled to get things going offensively against a pitcher they should have been able to get after. They had some good contact but they strung nothing together against Gibson, scoring only on a JD Martinez homer to right in the 4th. Alfredo Simon (7 GS, 44.1 IP, 3.05 ERA, 3.53 FIP) got an introduction to facing the Twins, pitching into the 8th inning while allowing just one run. He had some stressful innings, but dispatched the problems without incident. It took an extra inning of baseball, but Anthony Gose doubled and Ian Kinsler singled to continue their dominance of the Twins in 2015. They’ll go for another series win with Kyle Lobstein (5 GS, 33 IP, 3.00 ERA, 3.24 FIP) on the hill Wednesday.
The Moment: Ian Kinslers pokes one into right center to end the game.