The Detroit Tigers lost the first game of their three-game set against the Minnesota Twins on Monday night by a score of 6-4.
Starting pitcher Doug Fister struck out the first three batters he faced and didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning, but he took the loss and is now 1-6 on the season. He gave up eight quick hits and six earned runs before being pulled in the fifth with no outs.
The Tigers' scoring came off of a Miguel Cabrera sac fly in the third, then a two-run double from Cabrera and a sac fly from Delmon Young in the fifth. They trailed 6-4 after five innings and that's how it would stay.
Luis Marte, Phil Coke and Octavio Dotel pitched in relief for Detroit, giving up four hits and no earned runs.
Reliever Anthony Swarzak (2-4) picked up the win for Minnesota, pitching two and two-thirds innings and giving up one hit and no earned runs.
Game 2 is Tuesday, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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