User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Road dog Twins surprise Tigers, 3-2

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

DETROIT (AP) - Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Advertisement
Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid in the ninth inning Friday night. He was booed when came to bat in the first inning Saturday - then booed some more after his solo homer to right field.

The Twins scored three runs in the first, and that was enough. P.J. Walters (1-0) went six innings, allowing two runs and eight hits.

Four relievers finished, with Glen Perkins pitching the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Detroit's Doug Fister (5-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Jhonny Peralta homered for the Tigers.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected while arguing a call in the third inning.

Mauer's first-inning drive was ruled a homer, then reviewed because the ball bounced back into the field of play. A replay showed it hit the top of the wall in right, but may have also glanced off a railing above the wall. The call stood.

The Twins weren't done. After being shut down in Sanchez's one-hitter the previous evening, they broke through right away against Fister. Justin Morneau's RBI double made it 2-0, and he came in to score on Chris Parmelee's single.

Walters was called up from the minors before this start, and he got out of a jam in the second when Andy Dirks struck out with the bases loaded.

The following inning, Gardenhire was ejected. The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out when Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder. He threw to second to start a 3-6-1 double play, which the Tigers turned - but Mauer, who had advanced to third on the play, was sent back to second because of an apparent interference call. Josh Willingham had gone sliding into Peralta, the shortstop.

Gardenhire came out to argue and was thrown out of the game by second base umpire Joe West.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first-inning single, but that was his only hit. Torii Hunter got the Tigers on the board in the fifth with an RBI double, but Cabrera struck out to end that inning.

Peralta made it a one-run game in the sixth with his fifth homer of the year.

Twins center fielder Wilkin Ramirez left the game after a scary collision on a fly ball. Omar Infante lifted a fly to left-center in the sixth, and left fielder Josh Willingham was under it when Ramirez came speeding over to try to make the play. Ramirez did catch the ball, holding onto it for the third out after colliding with Willingham.

Ramirez remained down on the ground well into the break between innings. He was finally able to walk off under his own power, but when he got back to the dugout, he appeared to be flexing his jaw.

NOTES: The Tigers honored their 1968 World Series-winning team before the game. ... It was the 64th ejection of Gardenhire's career and second this season. ... Fister struck out seven and walked one. ... Detroit's Max Scherzer (6-0) takes the mound in Sunday's series finale against Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey (3-4).

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Angels rally to edge A's in extras
Twins pull away from Royals in 10
O's beat Rays to stretch division lead
Minor tosses gem, Braves top Mets
Giants take care of Rockies, 4-1
Hamilton, Reds cruise past Cubs 7-2
Tigers edge Yankees, 'under' connects
Mets put Murphy on DL with calf strain
Yankees' Tanaka throws simulated game
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
5-2 L7, 18-6 Run, 24-9 G-Plays
21-10, +1,409 L31, +3,3670 TY
27-12 +2,108 Run, 16-5 G-Plays
7-3 L10 Guarantees, +8,355 TY
14-4 L18, 21-6 +1,665 This Month
10-5 +921 G-Plays, +3,057 TY
+2,030 Net Profits This Year
12-4 L16 G-Plays, 17-7 +1,157 Run
+2,233 Overall This Season
9-3 L12 Guaranteed Plays
7-3 L10 G-Plays, 15-8 L23 Picks
4-0 +425 L2 Days, 19-6 G-Plays
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - MLB Playoffs
2014 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 7666
Kevin Rogers + 3811
Doc's Sports + 3417
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
James Manos + 2343
Dave Cokin + 2094
Kevin Rogers + 2047
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2368
Tony Stoffo + 1760
Joe Williams + 853
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 2204
Kyle Hunter + 1760
Antony Dinero + 1410
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2398
Kevin Rogers + 1879
Doc's Sports + 1473
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 3078
Kevin Rogers + 1906
Doc's Sports + 1035
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!