MINNEAPOLIS The biggest problem plaguing the Minnesota Twins in 2012 was their starting pitching. Early in Monday's season opener, that storyline seemed to be repeating itself.
Right-hander Vance Worley, acquired this offseason along with minor leaguer Trevor May in exchange for Ben Revere, took the ball as the Twins' Opening Day starter. Like many Minnesota pitchers a year ago, Worley fell behind early, allowing two first-inning runs to the high-powered Tigers lineup.
Worley then gave up a run in the second inning as shortstop Jhonny Peralta scored on an Omar Infante single to give Detroit a 3-0 lead. From there, though, Worley settled down and was able to pitch four scoreless innings before leaving after six innings and 101 pitches. But the new Twins starter was hit with his first loss in a Minnesota uniform as the Tigers took the season opener by a 3-2 final.
"It would have been nice to have that the first couple innings (back)," Worley said.
It was the fir...