This game came down to a tale of two pitchers. Kyle Ryan came on in the eighth to preserve a tie game when three other Tigers relievers, Chamberlain, Coke, and The Amazing Al, could record only one out and surrendered the two tying runs. Ryan relived Alburquerque an got an inning ending double play.
In the top of the ninth, Casey Fien came in for the Twins. On three pitches he surrendered back to back home runs to Torii Hunter and Jose Miguel Cabrera.
Joakim Soria closed the game for the Tigers in the ninth.
Max was not good tonight. He was ok through five innings but ended up giving up four runs in seven complete. When the offense stakes you to a six run lead you can’t leave with the game that close.
I’ll take the W.
FYI: Kansas City overcame a three run deficit to beat the White Sox 4-3
2 thoughts on “Tigers 8 Twins 6”
This would have ranked as the worst loss of the year.. Agree with you whole-hearted lay.. Scherzer was awful considering the 6-0 lead. He seems to be running on fumes and may not be of much value should they make the playoffs.. As bad as Scherzer was, BA was worse… You wouldn’t want to have heard my expletives fly when I saw Joba starting the 8th inning.. When was the last time he didn’t give up at least a run? Good for the kid coming in and getting the win!! I see KC used their only offensive asset the infield single… I think they still have to face Sale….
Everyone is In agreement that Max was not sharp and if we dig down a little he has not been real sharp after the break. Soria did his job without drama but it should never have gotten to that point. I really can’t tell if the Tigers are picking up in intensity or just so lucky that was not the worst loss of the season. We will know a lot more by this time next week….one way or the other.