American League Game Summary - Detroit at Minnesota|
(Monday, August 13th)
Final Score: Minnesota 9, Detroit 3
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Samuel Deduno pitched seven-plus innings to
remain unbeaten in his young career and Darin Mastroianni sparkled in a
highlight night with a homer and three RBI in Minnesota's 9-3 rout of the
Mastroianni also made a diving catch in the eighth inning to slow a Tigers
rally. Ryan Doumit smacked a three-run homer, as the Twins snapped a four-game
Deduno (4-0), who made his seventh major league start and 13th appearance,
surrendered five hits and three runs while fanning six batters.
"He kept those guys off balance all night," Doumit said.
Anibal Sanchez (1-3) was pelted for a season-high 12 hits and five runs over 5
1/3 innings, as the Tigers dropped their third in a row.
"So far he hasn't really gotten the ball down," Tigers manager Jim Leyland
commented on Sanchez, who was acquired from the Marlins on July 23. "I
certainly know he's a better pitcher than what he's shown so far."
Sanchez was hit in the knee area on a bouncer off the bat of Joe Mauer in the
opening inning. Sanchez, who recovered for the out, received medical
attention, but stayed in the game and allowed three straight singles in the
third, the last coming on Justin Morneau's run-scoring hit to left.
Jhonny Peralta doubled in Brennan Boesch in the fifth inning, but the Twins
went ahead for good in their half of the frame on Mastroianni's homer to left.
Minnesota added three runs in each the sixth and seventh frames for an 8-1
cushion. Alexi Casilla doubled in one, and Mastroianni's line base hit to
center made it 5-1.
Doumit cranked his 14th homer of the year in the seventh. Facing Duane Below,
Doumit homered to left on the eighth pitch of his at-bat.
Miguel Cabrera and Delmon Young singled in runs in the eighth. The Tigers were
actually threatening for a huge frame. Cabrera's hit was the third in a row to
start the eighth, but Prince Fielder then sent a line drive to right, where
Mastroianni made a sliding catch.
Josh Willingham's sacrifice fly capped the scoring.
The Twins returned Trevor Plouffe from his rehab assignment and reinstated him
from the 15-day disabled list. He went 0-for-4...Detroit lost for just the
fourth time in their last 14 games at Target Field...Cabrera has 16 RBI
against the Twins this season...Twins center fielder Denard Span (sore right
shoulder) missed the game.
08/14 00:23:31 ET