Twins rally to beat Tigers in 11 innings, 4-3

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Justin Verlander held the Twins in check for six masterful innings, but the Tigers' bullpen blew the lead and the Twins won in 11 innings, 4-3.

Josmil Pinto delivered the game-winner with an RBI single to right in the bottom of the 11th inning. Brian Dozier, who started the inning with a single, scored the winning run.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Twins, who started the final week of the season on the right track.

Verlander struck out 12 Twins over six scoreless innings.

Minnesota broke out of a hitting slump with back-to-back RBI doubles by Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Doumit in the eighth inning to trim the Tigers lead to one, at 3-2.

Brian Dozier led off the ninth inning with a rocket of a home run to center off Detroit closer, Joaquin Benoit. Dozier, who was 0-for-4 with three strikouts before batting in the ninth, leads the Twins with 18 homers.

Mike Pelfrey gave the Twins a quality start. He allowed one run on six hits and three walks over six innings.

Ron Gardenhire now has 998 career wins.

Note: The Twins decided to shut down Joe Mauer for the rest of the season as the catcher continues to recover from a concussion.

Next Up

Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

radio station, microphone

Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 5.04.39 PM

St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

Car crash

'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

Devin Weiland

Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

Body storage warehouse

Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.

Giordano's

Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

State Capitol.

Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

Bar beer

Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

Related