Twins Pour It On, Beat Tigers 10-4
It was the same score and the same outcome for the Tigers, Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota Twins hit early, and often. Tiger bats just couldn’t keep up the pace as they fell to the Twins, 10-4.
Tiger starter, Buck Farmer gave up three runs in the first four innings, but a pair of runs in the 5th, made it five for five. Tiger bats finally answered in the bottom of the 5th. Romine and Iglesias scored on two singles and a wild pitch. The Tigers trailed, 5-2. Unfortunately, the Twins answered those runs with two of their own in the 6th. Chad Bell would come on to relieve Farmer and the Twins scored two, off of a ground ruled double and two singles. Victor Alacantra relieved Bell, but the Twins weren’t done with the inning. A three home run shot from Escobar cracked this game wide open. The Tigers trailed by eight. After going 0-4, Ian Kinsler, at his last at home bat of 2017, delivered a two home run shot to left in the 9th and the Tigers fell to the Twins 10-4.
In five innings of pitching, Farmer gave up five runs on eight hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. Tiger bats were outhit by the Twins, thirteen to nine. Alex Presley and Nick Castellanos lead Tiger offense. Both went 2-4 with a pair of singles.
With the loss, the Tigers have been swept for the second straight series, and their losing streak extends to seven. The Tigers have the day off on Monday, as they make their way to Kansas City for four; before closing out their season with three games in Minnesota. Anibal Sanchez(3-5 6.68 ERA) gets the call Tuesday night. The Royals will send out Sam Gavigilio(4-5 4.30 ERA). Our coverage begins at 7:50, on 95.3 WBCK.