Correia crushed by Tigers as Twins fall in series opener

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Twins dropped the first game of their weekend series with the Detroit Tigers 10-6, Friday night at Target Field.

The Tigers built an early 9-1 lead thanks to a seven-run third inning, as Twins' starter Kevin Correia faltered.

He lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits. Anthony Swarzak worked three innings and gave up two runs, while Michael Tonkin and Caleb Thielbar also made appearances in their third straight games.

Former Twins' outfielder Torii Hunter had another big night against his former team. He finished 3-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs batted in and two scored. Nick Castellanos also had a big night for the Tigers. He was 2-5 with a home run.

The Twins tried to battle back, with a four run sixth inning, then they added one more in the seventh, but the hole was just too much to dig out of. Jason Kubel led the way for Minnesota. He was 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Sam Fuld and Joe Mauer each added a pair of hits and Brian Dozier hit his seventh homer of the season.

It has been an April to remember for Chris Colabello and on Friday night he made it one for the record books.

The Twins and Tigers continue the series Saturday afternoon at 1:10.

Next Up

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

reindeer como zoo

Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.

sleeping

Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

Taylor Rogers

Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

Co. Rd. 2 crash, Wakefield Twp.

Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

mndot deer  tunnel 1

Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

Related