MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 13: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers tags out Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning on August 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Tigers: Detroit Drops Series Finale, 2-1

The Detroit Tigers lost both games to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

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Twins Vs. Tigers Final Score: Detroit Falls In Extra Innings, 2-1

The Detroit Tigers lost the second game of their doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 2-1. The only offense the Tigers were able to muster was Miguel Cabrera's RBI double in the first inning.

Related: Tigers Vs. Twins: Miguel Cabrera Extends September Hitting Streak To 13 Games

Twins starter P.J. Walters gave up five hits over six innings of work and struck out four. The Minnesota bullpen finished the game off with four scoreless innings during which it allowed just one hit.

The Tigers got plenty of solid pitching as well, but the Twins were able to tie the game at one in the fifth inning. Jamey Carroll singled home the winning run in the top of the 10th.

Detroit entered Sunday with an opportunity to claim first place in the AL Central, and while the White Sox cooperated with another loss, the Tigers were not able to take advantage.

Check out Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to visit Twinkie Town for more on the Twins. Also check out Baseball Nation for more news and analysis from around the league.


Tigers Vs. Twins Final Score: Detroit Falls, 10-4, In Doubleheader Opener

Despite picking up five innings of shutout ball from starter Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers were unable to take the first game of their doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in a 10-4 loss.

Scherzer came to the mound to begin the sixth inning with a two-run advantage, but was immediately beaten on a pair of RBI singles from Twins sluggers Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Mauer, who finished 3-for-4 from the plate with four runs batted in, moved his season average up to a robust .326 with the strong performance.

Set to once again hit the field for the nightcap, the Twins will try to further disrupt Detroit's playoff chances with right-hander P.J. Walters in the final game of the series. Manager Jim Leyland will counter with promising lefty Drew Smyly in Game 3, as the Tigers should be desperate to stay on track with the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central race.

Head over to Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to visit Twinkie Town for more on the Twins.

This story was originally published on Baseball Nation.


Tigers Vs. Twins Final Score: Samuel Deduno Shelled In 8-0 Detroit Win

The Detroit Tigers definitely helped themselves in the race for the AL Central on Saturday, besting the Minnesota Twins in a dominant 8-0 shutout.

Of course, the Twins have been out of the playoff race for some time, but with another five games to play against Minnesota this season, establishing dominance can only help them ensure they snatch the division from the Chicago White Sox at the last minute.

Miguel Cabrera hit his 42nd home run of the season, tying him with Josh Hamilton for the AL lead. He now has 131 RBIs and a .332 batting average, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Detroit set the tone of the game with their first batter, as Austin Jackson hit a leadoff home run. Delmon Young slammed a three-run homer in the third inning and that was all Doug Fister needed to notch his first career shutout.

Samuel Deduno was the starter for Minnesota, and he finished with seven earned runs allowed and three walks. He gave up two home runs and was pulled in the third inning (in which five runs were allowed). Anthony Swarzak allowed the other earned run on the day, but it wasn't necessary at all. Fister lasted a full nine innings with seven hits allowed.

Detroit and Minnesota have a double header on Sunday.

For more on the Detroit Tigers, check out Bless You Boys. You can also head over to SB Nation's main MLB hub at Baseball Nation.

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