The Detroit Tigers are three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central and they're trying to make up some ground. After five innings, they trail the Minnesota Twins 6-4 in Game 1 of their series at Comerica Park.
Starting pitcher Doug Fister started out strong, striking out the side in the first and pitching three innings without giving up a hit. It all fell apart in the fourth, though. Fister gave up consecutive singles to Ben Rever, Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham. The Twins scored four runs in the fourth inning, then two more in the fifth.
Fister was then replaced by Luis Marte.
In the bottom of the fifth, Miguel Cabrera's two-run double to deep left center made it 6-3.
The Twins pulled Liam Hendricks after he walked Prince Fielder in the fifth, replacing him with Anthony Swarzak.
Delmon Young's sacrifice fly off Swarzak made it 6-4 heading into the sixth.
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