Hughes out early, Twins blow lead as bullpen falls short against Tigers

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Twins blew a four-run lead in the top of the sixth inning, and wound up falling to the Detroit Tigers 10-7 at Target Field Wednesday afternoon.

Down by three in the ninth the Twins had a chance, but Tigers closer Joakim Soria struck out Trevor Plouffe, who represented the game-tying run with a pair of runners on base and two outs. It was Soria's ninth save of the season.

The game really flipped on the Twins much earlier than that though.

After scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-3 lead, the Twins promptly gave it all back in the sixth as the Tigers slugged three home runs in the inning off of Twins relievers Tim Stauffer and Aaron Thompson.

Detroit then took the lead by adding one in the eighth off Twins reliever Casey Fien (1-2). Miguel Cabrera provided the insurance runs with a two-run homer in the ninth – his second of the afternoon.

Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with the two homers and four RBIs. Catcher James McCann was 3-for-4 on the afternoon with a home run as well, as the pair helped to lead a 17-hit effort by the Tigers.

Joe Mauer led the Twins at the plate he finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Oswaldo Arcia added a towering home run and Plouffe homered earlier in the game as well.

[mlbvideo id="94185983" width="480" height="269" /]

Twins starter Phil Hughes pitched well enough to win. He held the Tigers to three runs on seven hits in five innings, while striking out four. But he left the game after the fifth.

The Twins send Trevor May (1-1) back to the mound as open a weekend series with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night at Target Field.

Next Up

Sanford Health

Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

Drywall

Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

ambulance

4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

20201107_vivir-1151-Edit

Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

MasklessJudgesinWiscoyTownship

At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

Related