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Sports Slumping Cabrera hits tiebreaking single, Tigers beat Twins

06:10  09 may  2021
06:10  09 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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Cabrera became the first player in Tigers history to reach 30 home runs in five straight seasons and Scherzer threw seven scoreless innings for Detroit in a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Twins played without center fielder Denard Span for the third straight game because of a sore right shoulder. They put the leadoff man on three times, including Justin Morneau's seventh-inning double, but couldn't manage more against Scherzer. Joe Mauer's RBI single in the eighth against Octavio Dotel kept the Twins from being shut out for the first time since June 23 at

DETROIT — Slumping Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking single to key a five-run burst in the seventh inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Saturday.

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Cabrera had two hits, raising his batting average to .149. The longtime star now has 2,876 hits, tied with Mel Ott for 44th on the all-time list.

Robbie Grossman had three hits, including a home run, for the Tigers. It was 2-all when Grossman and Harold Castro opened the seventh with singles off Tyler Duffey (0-2).

“Tyler is one of my best friends back home, and I know him like the back of my hand,” Grossman said. “This will give me some bragging rights while we are working out during the off-season.”

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Twins closer Taylor Rogers (2-3) allowed a single , a walk and another single on a bunt by Greg Allen to load the bases with none out for Santana, who quickly erased the late-inning drama with one big swing. The Twins and Indians play six more times, all in September. ORIOLES 8, ASTROS 7. Daniel Norris (3-10) allowed three homers in three innings, leaving the Tigers down 4-2. GIANTS 9, PHILLIES 6. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking triple that scored Evan Longoria with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, closer Will Smith followed with a two-run single in his first career

Cabrera also singled in the fifth off Cole De Vries (2-4) to push his majors-leading total to 103 RBIs. His opposite-field solo shot in the first inning put the Tigers in front, and Scherzer (12-6) struck out 10 batters to move ahead of teammate Justin Verlander for the AL lead for at least a few days. The Tigers have won 25 of their last 34 games against the Twins , who rallied to beat them out for the Central title in both 2006 and 2009. Overall, Detroit has won 27 of 43 since June 28, the best record in the league during that stretch.

After both runners advanced on a groundout, Cabrera put Detroit ahead.

“That was a rough outing all around for (Duffey) — he just didn't have the stuff he's had earlier in the season,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “That's a game he just needs to scrub off and forget.”

Niko Goodrum and Jake Rogers added two-out, two-run singles off Derek Law.

“We've been working with Niko on hitting the ball hard up the middle when the infield is drawn in on him.” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “So that's a good piece of hitting, but it is also a case of being prepared for the situation. That's what makes good things happen.”

Michael Fulmer (2-2) got the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Starter José Ureña allowed two runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Minnesota starter José Berríos gave up two runs on six hits and five walks in six innings.

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Cabrera became the second Venezuela-born player to reach 300 home runs. Andres Galarraga hit 399. ''For my country, yes, it's very special,'' Cabrera said. ''Hopefully a lot of players can follow from Venezuela and try hitting 300 more.'' Quintin Berry and Brennan Boesch also homered for Detroit to help rookie Jacob Turner (1-1) earn his first career win. Four relievers pitched for the Tigers , with Joaquin Benoit working a perfect ninth for his second save of the year. Detroit closer Jose Valverde has been dealing with a balky back and did not pitch. Philip Humber (4-5) allowed six runs in three innings.

Cabrera hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the fifth, putting Skubal in line for the win. Gregory Soto allowed the first two batters to reach base in the seventh, but he got Miguel Sano to hit into a double play and closed the inning out for his first career save. It was tied at 2 when Cabrera hit an opposite-field homer off Tyler Duffey (1-1) in the fifth. The Twins were going with a bullpen game in the second game after Randy Dobnak (5-2) had a rough go of it in the opener. ''I missed my spot. I guess mentally I should have thought through that a little bit better and realized who I was facing,'' Duffey said.

“I was really impressed by the way José battled out there,” Baldelli said. “He wasn't sharp and they had a lot of runners on base, but he gave us six innings and a chance to win the game. We just didn't take advantage.”

After the Twins left runners on second and third in the first, Grossman led off the bottom of the inning with a line drive into the right-field stands.

“José is a great pitcher with outstanding stuff,” Grossman said. “I knew we were going to need good at-bats to get anything off him, and that's how it worked out.”

Detroit increased its lead to 2-0 in the fourth when Nomar Mazara tripled and Goodrum doubled.

Josh Donaldson tied the game with a two-run homer off Ureña in the fifth, and Minnesota loaded the bases with one out. Fulmer replaced Urena and got Miguel Sano on a popout and Ben Rortvedt on a flyout.

“When they tied the game, I started moving around a little, and then I got the call to get ready in a hurry,” Fulmer said. “That's about as fast as I've ever warmed up, but I was able to pick José up and get out of the inning.”

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Detroit Tigers ' Miguel Cabrera watches his three-run home run off Minnesota Twins ' Casey Fien in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Minneapolis. It wasn't just Verlander's dazzling stuff that gave the Twins hitters problems. The afternoon shadows at Target Field make it very difficult for hitters to pick up the ball coming out of the pitcher's hand and often contributes to slow days for the offense. That appeared to be the case early for Cabrera as well, who was befuddled by Walters.

SAN FRANCISCO — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night. Slater led off the inning with an opposite-field drive to right against right-hander Keone Kela (2-2). Slater scored three runs despite entering the game in a Buster Posey hit a two-run homer and Evan Longoria had a two-run single for the Giants, who improved to 11-3 at Oracle Park this season. San Francisco moved 1 1/2 games ahead of San Diego for the NL West lead as they celebrated Hall of Famer Willie Mays a day after his 90th birthday.

The Tigers had runners on the corners with no outs in the bottom of the fifth, but Grossman broke for the plate on a line drive to centre that was caught. Realizing he couldn't beat Jake Cave's throw, Grossman tried to go back to third, but got doubled off.

Donaldson's RBI double made it 7-3 in the eighth.

MOVES

Twins: Minnesota selected the contract of Law from Triple-A St. Paul and optioned RHP Cody Stashak to the Saints. ... OF Trevor Larnach made his major league debut, going 0 for 3 and being hit by pitch.

Tigers: Detroit activated Mazara from the injured list and sent OF Victor Reyes to Triple-A Toledo. Mazara had been sidelined with an abdominal strain since April 15. The Tigers also placed RHP Erasmo Ramirez (pectoral strain) on the 10-day injured list and recalled RHP Joe Jimenez from Toledo.

TOUGH START TO THE SEASON

Law was pitching his first major league game since he got two outs for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 28, 2019.

“That's obviously a tough spot for him, but we don't want to use a high-leverage guy when we are already behind in the game,” Baldelli said. “That's a spot where we need Derek and other guys to step up and keep us in a game.”

UP NEXT

The teams finish their three-game series on Sunday. Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.02) is scheduled to start for the Twins against Detroit's Matthew Boyd (2-3, 2.37).

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Cabrara’s slam, solo homer lead Tigers over Royals 7-5 .
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