Det 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Min 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Date of game: 9/24/2013

Recap: Minnesota vs. Detroit

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - A trio of fourth inning home runs inched Detroit one win closer to a division crown as the Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, in the second of a three-game set from Target Field.

Victor Martinez led off the decisive frame with a solo shot down the line in left field. Omar Infante followed with a blast of his own to left and with two outs and Ramon Santiago occupying first, Austin Jackson cracked a two-run shot to center for a 4-1 edge.

Scott Diamond (6-12) surrendered all four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings of work to absorb the loss.

"Everything kind of just comes in clumps for me," Diamond said.

Doug Fister (14-9) took the win after holding Minnesota to two runs while striking out seven over 6 1/3 frames. Jackson and Torii Hunter each had three hits for the Tigers, who clinched a playoff berth with the victory.

"We're not celebrating because we haven't done what we want to do," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said.

Detroit could have wrapped up the AL Central with a win and an Indians' loss, but Cleveland beat Chicago on a Jason Giambi two-run homer in the ninth inning. The Tigers' magic number to win the division is at one with four games remaining on their schedule.

Chris Parmelee singled home a run in the third inning, spotting the Twins an early 1-0 lead before Detroit's power surge tilted things in the Tigers' favor.

Ryan Doumit started the Twins' seventh with his 14th home run of the year, a no-doubter to left field off Fister. Parmelee and Eduardo Escobar then singled, but Drew Smyly and Al Alburquerque each retired a batter to hold Detroit's 4-2 lead.

Bruce Rondon and Joaquin Benoit each struck out the side in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, with the latter earning his 23rd save of the year.

Game Notes

Detroit improved to 10-8 against Minnesota this season ... Rondon, who hadn't pitched since Sept. 2 with elbow soreness, hit 100 m.p.h. on the radar ... The Twins fell to 4-15 at home since Aug. 16 ... Minnesota hit just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position... Both teams left seven men on base ... American League Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer will face Kevin Correia in the rubber match on Wednesday.

Montana starting tackle to miss season

Montana left tackle John Schmaing will miss the 2014 season due to academic issues, the Big Sky Conference university announced Friday.

Agent for Bucs' Evans: Brawl happened in March

The agent for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans says the rookie was involved in a fight with bouncers at a Miami-area nightclub in March, before he was drafted, and not this past weekend as an online report indicated.

Giguere announces retirement

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who patrolled NHL creases for 16 seasons and spent last year as a backup with the Colorado Avalanche, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.