Miguel Cabrera had his revenge after posting goose eggs in Tuesday night's contest, unleashing two monster home runs, one into the upper deck in left-center and a rocket to straightaway center that landed at the base of the backdrop well beyond the fence. He just missed a three-homer night, drilling one high of the facing in right field in the fourth inning for an RBI double. Miguel posted four RBI for the day.
James McCann took a unique route to his first home run of the season. McCann drove a pitch off the centerfield wall in the sixth inning that ricocheted away from Jordan Schaefer toward right field. McCann turned on the afterburners and circled the bases, easily beating the relay for a rare inside the park home run. He also added a double and a single on the day and racked up three RBI for his best performance in a Tigers' uniform.
Andrew Romine made the most of his start at shortstop in place of Jose Iglesias. Romine tallied four singles and an RBI on the day. His baserunning left something to be desired, as he was just 1-for-3 in stolen base attempts. Still, he gave the Tigers' everything they could hope for while allowing Iglesias a rest day during the road trip.
The Tigers bullpen shut down the Twins over 4.2 innings, rescuing Shane Greene and providing the platform for a huge come from behind win heading into an early season showdown with the Kansas City Royals. Blaine Hardy, Angel Nesbitt and Tom Gorzelanny allowed just three hits against four strikeouts. Joakim Soria allowed a walk and a hit, but once again shut the door in the ninth inning, collecting his ninth save of the season already.
Game 21 Player of the Game
Despite a rough end to his outing, Anibal Sanchez won yesterday's Player of the Game poll, in lieu of better options.