The Detroit Tigers traveled to Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Game 2 of a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Detroit took Game 1, but Minnesota used timely hitting and outstanding pitching to steal Game 2 from the Tigers, 3-2.
The Tigers took the lead against the Twins, this time in the third inning, as Anthony Gose singled to shallow left field to score Alex Avila. However, the Twins bounced right back with a third inning run of their own. Danny Santana singled to score Oswaldo Arcia.
J.D. Martinez launched a double to set up Yoenis Cespedes. The Cuban slugger hit a double off the wall to score Martinez and make it 2-1 Tigers after the fourth inning.
The Twins seemed out of offensive luck, but Eduardo Escobar got the team going with an RBI double to deep right center field to score Eduardo Nunez. Just seconds later, Kurt Suzuki singled to center to score Escobar.
That run driven in off the bat of Suzuki gave Minnesota their first lead over the Tigers this season.
Minnesota tossed in Glen Perkins for the ninth inning of baseball. He threw 10 pitches and accumulated a perfect inning to record his sixth save of the season.
Mike Pelfrey got the win and is now 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 2015. He went 7.0 innings and gave up one earned run (two runs) on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Pelfrey threw 109 pitches and 69 for strikes.
Anibal Sanchez got the ball for Detroit and went 7.0 innings, but ended up with the loss. He now has a 1-3 record with a 5.46 ERA on the season. Sanchez gave up three earned runs on nine hits and zero walks; the 31-year-old struck out six hitters over 105 pitches.
The Tigers and Twins will be back at it tomorrow at 1:10 PM EST for the finale of the series, which is currently tied, 1-1.