Twins Get Hot in Detroit; Beat Tigers 11-7
The Twins bats were hot in Detroit last night and got them 11 runs and 14 hits. This tied them for their second highest output for the season. This is the kind of performance we haven’t seen enough of this year and something we need to see more of.
Blackburn got the start on the mound but only lasted two innings. He came into the game 0-5 with a 7.71 ERA in eight career games at Comerica Park. Blackburn gave up five singles, one walk and a sac fly in the bottom of the second to put the Tigers up 6-5.
Ryan Doumit also singled, Jamey Carroll doubled and Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer. Trevor Plouffe also added insurance with a two-run homer in the ninth. Detroit was void of defense and had four errors on the night.
The Twins are now 11-26 and take on the Tigers in Detroit this afternoon at 12:05, with the pre-game on WJON at 11:40.