The Detroit Tigers may have arrived in Minneapolis, but their bats sure didn't. Four hits in just over six innings against Brian Duensing (who continues to be outstanding since being added to the Twins' starting rotation). And only one hit against Minnesota's bullpen (amazingly, off Joe Nathan).
Rick Porcello pitched relatively well, giving the Tigers the start they needed. But the kid just got no help from his lineup. Getting just five hits isn't going to be enough on most any night.
So the Twins win the first game of this key weekend series, 3-0. Detroit's lead in the AL Central is now at three games.
Full recap tomorrow. Not much time to wallow with a 4 p.m. EST gametime tomorrow on FOX.