The Detroit Tigers pulled off a three-game sweep of the Twins on Sunday afternoon at Target Field, powered by a straightaway centerfield home run from the bat of superstar Miguel Cabrera in the ninth inning that left Minnesota fans speechless. The blast, Cabrera's ninth of the year, came on a 0-2 count with one out against Twins closer Matt Capps.
Detroit starter Rick Porcello tossed six innings of three-run ball, but scattered nine hits and completely wore down as he approached the middle innings. The Tigers originally rushed out to an early 2-0 advantage behind a pair of first inning RBIs from Cabrera and outfielder Brennan Boesch, but gave up three Minnesota runs over the fourth and fifth innings and looked to be out of the game until the final frame.
Tigers prospect Quintin Berry finished the day 3-for-4 from the plate, becoming the first Detroit player to open his career hitting safely in his first five games since all the way back in 1918. Berry also made an impressive diving catch in the outfield with two outs and a Minnesota runner on third base to save a run in the eighth, and truly appears to have a role in this Tigers' organization if he can stay healthy.
Next up for the Tigers is a trip to Boston for a four-game series with the Red Sox. Detroit swept Boston 3-0 to open the season, and will be aiming for a .500 record by series' end.