The Detroit Tigers smashed their way out of a slump on Friday night. After losing four of their last five games, the Tigers came alive in a 10-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in Minneapolis.
Twins lefty Anthony Swarzak, making a spot start, was the first victim of the Tigers' offensive outbreak. Detroit managed nine hits for six runs in three and two-thirds innings before chasing Swarzak. Francisco Liriano proved just as susceptible in relief duty, giving up four runs.
Price Fielder, Delmon Young and Brennan Boesch each had three hits and a combined five RBIs. Alex Avila drove in three. The Tigers were 9-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
Drew Smyly picked up his second win of the season. Over five innings, he struck out two, walked two and surrendered three earned runs on six hits. It was the third start in a row, however, that Smyly failed to pitch more than five innings.
Detroit will try again on Saturday at 2:10 p.m. Eastern.
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