Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins were looking to create some
offense after managing to record just one hit off Anibal Sanchez and the
Detroit Tigers on Friday.
The Twins were able to do so, scoring three runs in the first inning and
snapping a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the
third of a four-game series at Comerica Park.
Joe Mauer, who broke up the potential no-hitter in the ninth inning on Friday,
went 3-for-4 with a home run, while Justin Morneau and Chris Parmelee
contributed with an RBI apiece for the Twins.
Minnesota starter P.J. Walters (1-0), who made his season debut, allowed two
runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless
ninth to notch his ninth save.
Jhonny Peralta had a solo homer and Torii Hunter drove in one run for the
Tigers, who won the first two games of this series. Doug Fister (5-2) had
seven strikeouts and gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk over seven
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