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Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night.
Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth, and Perkins finished for his 29th save in 32 chances - barely.
Detroit catcher Brayan Pena led off the ninth with a single and appeared to hurt his right leg running to first base before he was replaced by Bryan Holaday. After walking Austin Jackson with two outs, Cabrera came to the plate.
The fans that stuck around rose to their feet only to go home disappointed when the reigning AL MVP swung and missed on a third strike.
Rick Porcello (9-7) allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings for Detroit.
The Twins were without All-Star Joe Mauer, who was scratched from his start at first when he expe...
BEST OF MAXIM
Earlier tonight I started getting “Morneau to the Pirates?” tweets. I had no idea where they were coming from, since none of my other Twitter columns were mentioning Morneau. I did a search and found that Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press had this opinion on Morneau.
Pittsburgh Pirates still seem the best bet if the Twins trade Justin Morneau before Aug. 31.
— Charley Walters...
It’s a bold statement, I know.
There have been so many great players over the past century and beyond; names like Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle and Dimaggio.
And those are just the Yankees.
What makes Miguel Cabrera so special? How is he better than Ty Cobb or Ted Williams or Rogers Hornsby? What would Stan Musial or Pete Rose have to say about this piece?
Indeed, all of these players have...
Four-time All-Star Justin Morneau has cleared August trade waivers, making him a possible acquisition for clubs in search of offensive upgrades. But he told FOX Sports on Tuesday afternoon that he expects to remain with the Minnesota Twins past the Aug. 31 deadline to set postseason rosters.
"I think there would have to be some kind of long-term injury to somebody on one of...
The Minnesota Twins organization is no stranger to concussions. Justin Morneau's concussion from a couple years ago still lingers in the thoughts of the front office. The what-ifs that arise out of the handling and aftermath of that confusion surely haunt the Twins. They did not necessarily mishandle Morneau's concussion, but there wasn't as much focus on such...
You can never get enough of the hidden ball trick. The way the pitcher has to stall for time and do little circles around the mound. The way the fielder has to play it off as if he's not hiding the loot. It takes you straight back to the diamonds of your youth.
But what happens when the ball decides to participate in the hidden ball trick without the knowledge of the fielder...
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night.
Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam...
It would appear Glen Perkins has yet to check out despite the Minnesota Twins' ailing season.
The way he finished off the best hitter in professional baseball Tuesday, such a course of action remains highly unlikely.
Two days after Tigers triple crown repeat candidate Miguel Cabrera beat fellow American League Central Division foe Kansas City with a walk-off homerun, Perkins...
It’s a wonder why the Detroit Tigers aren’t under investigation for cheating. They have a machine on their team. Its name is Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner, is chasing history again. He’s possibly looking at another Triple Crown.
How rare is that?
The Triple Crown has only been won 16 times in the history of Major League Baseball, dating...
A singular slip. In so many Twins setbacks this season, that's all it's taken.
A wave of uncharacteristic miscues Wednesday at Comerica Park put Minnesota's 7-1 loss at Detroit far out of reach, but one pitch on an otherwise stellar night from Kevin Correia had manager Ron Gardenhire shaking his head, again.
After Brian Dozier's two-out, RBI single broke a scoreless...
Last night, Torii Hunter took advantage of a weak link. Noticing a passed ball on the third strike of Prince Fielder’s at-bat – with two outs, mind you – Torii took off from second base to third. And he didn’t stop. He kept running until he scored and the Minnesota Twins – the team Torii had played for during the majority of his career – could not have been more...
After working out and taking batting practice with the team for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment with the club's Triple-A affiliate today, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
At this point, it's not clear how long of a stint in the minors Avila will require. Manager Jim Leyland told...
Phil Coke is headed to Triple-A Toledo and will return to the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 1 when rosters are expanded.
That's the plan for Coke according to Tigers manager Jim Leyland who made the announcement Tuesday night following his team's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The Tigers will recall left-hander Jose Alvarez to replace Coke on the active roster.
DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez.
Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with...
Tuesday's editorial cartoon in the Detroit News carried the title "Catcher Signs."
In the first three panels a hulking catcher calls for a fastball slider and curveball respectively.
By the fourth and final panel the catcher has stood up shed his mask and is running out of the frame above a caption that reads "Panic! Cabrera's Up!"
Apparently the Twins...
Everything appears to be loosey goosey in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse these days.
The team with the best record in the American League might also have the best -- and biggest -- poker faces, although Justice Verlander points out via Twitter that these Fatheads are actually playing euchre.
Verlander's Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7 (pregame at 6) on FOX Sports Detroit.