DETROIT, MI (1660 THE FAN) - Tuesday and Wednesday's games might not have been so kind to Detroit, but they turned things around this evening, beating the Twins 5-1.
After a nearly two-and-a-half-hour rain delay, Detroit took revenge on Minnesota immediately courtesy of Prince Fielder's double in the bottom of the first. The Twins remained scoreless until the top of the 5th, when first baseman Chris Parmelee hit a home run, but Miguel Cabrera's two mid-game home runs ensured a Tigers victory. This ended a 5-game winning streak for Minnesota, and a two-game losing streak against the Twins for Detroit.
Detroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander was having a good day, pitching his fifth complete game of the season. He struck out seven, and only allowed four hits and a walk.
Twins starter Brian Duensing pitched well into the 5th inning before being struck by a grounder from Alex Avila. He was then relieved by Kyle Waldrop, and later Cole De Vries.
The final game of this series can be heard on AM 590 WKZO tomorrow afternoon at 12:40 PM, barring any more rain delays.