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PostSubject: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:26 am

GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET





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Detroit Tigers AT Minnesota Twins
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Game Time - 2:10 p.m. EDT



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Pitching matchup



Tigers: RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-2, 3.54 ERA)

Sanchez had a one-hit shutout going through six innings Monday against the White Sox before giving up a three-run, four-hit seventh to suffer the hard-luck loss. He took two no-decisions last year at Target Field.



Twins: RHP Phil Hughes (1-1, 6.43 ERA)

Hughes was solid against the Royals on Sunday, getting his first quality start and first victory of the season. The right-hander went six innings, surrendering three runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts.



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PREVIEW


Twins looking to rebound with Hughes in rematch
Right-hander will face Anibal as Tigers aim to secure series victory

By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com | 4/26/2014 12:50 AM ET

Manager Ron Gardenhire had grown accustomed to seeing his good friend and colleague, Jim Leyland, across the dugout when his Twins played the Tigers over the last nine years.

But Leyland retired after last season, and was replaced by Brad Ausmus, who is now tasked with trying to lead the Tigers to their fourth straight American League Central crown.

So, Gardenhire admitted playing against the division-rival Tigers is different this year, with both teams set to resume their three-game series on Saturday at Target Field. The Tigers posted a 10-6 victory behind a seven-run third inning in Friday night's opener.

"It's different," Gardenhire said. "[Leyland] was a lot of fun. A very special person to talk to. Gonna miss just listening to him tell some good stories before the game. We've had a lot of great conversations. I've learned a lot of baseball off of him."

Ausmus was in unfamiliar territory on Friday, as it was the first time he'd ever been to Target Field. He retired from playing in 2010, which was the first year of the ballpark's existence.

"It's a beautiful park," Ausmus said. "We took early batting practice and it's a beautiful place to stand in the outfield and shag balls. Especially when it's sunny."

Phil Hughes gets the start for the Twins opposite fellow righty Anibal Sanchez on Saturday, and will look to fare better than Kevin Correia, who was hit hard in the series opener.

Hughes is coming off his first victory of the year on Sunday, when he gave up three runs on nine hits over six innings against the Royals. He'll look to build off that start and focus on first-pitch strikes, as he struggled in his first three outings of the season.

"That's what I try to do, just attack the hitter and get ahead," Hughes said. "Sometimes, I catch a little too much of the plate, but I like to avoid walks and avoid falling behind. Hopefully, I can get on a run and pick up a few more [wins]."

Tigers: Smyly to skip turn in rotation
Ausmus said on Friday that the team would skip left-hander Drew Smyly's next turn in the rotation, pointing to a quirk in the schedule that gives the Tigers off-days on either side of a two-game series in Chicago next week.

"If there'd only been one off-day it probably wouldn't change, but when you have two within one turn through the rotation, you end up bumping everyone two days," Ausmus said.

Twins: Arcia to begin rehab assignment
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia took batting practice on the field before Friday's game against the Tigers without any issues, and will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday with Triple-A Rochester. Arcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 with a right wrist strain, had been taking batting practice in the cages before progressing to on-field work on Friday.

"Everything feels great so he's ready to go," assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He did everything today without any issues. We'll ease him into the process with some at-bats at DH at first, and alternate from there."

Worth noting
• The Tigers went 11-8 against the Twins in 2013, including a 5-4 record at Target Field. They've won 21 of their last 28 at home.

• Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who had surgery to remove a cancerous mass from his neck on Feb. 11, finished his six weeks of radiation treatment on Wednesday. Ryan, 60, was originally diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in early February.

• Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, who is on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 7 with a small fracture in his left wrist, has yet to start taking batting practice, as he still feels tenderness in his wrist. But Willingham could start swinging by early next week.

• The Tigers are in the middle of a stretch of 12 straight games against American League Central opponents, and have a 3-2 record during that stretch.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.



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Tiger's MLB Game Notes



INJURY UPDATE:


Dirks, Andy (LF) (Recovering from March 2014 back surgery, on the 60-day disabled list, Due Back: Possibly June)

Iglesias, Jose (SS) (Stress fractures in both shins, 60-day disabled list, Due Back: Possibly late 2014)

Rondon, Bruce (P) (Tommy John surgery-Right elbow, 60-day disabled list, Due Back: 2015)

Putkonen, Luke (P) (Right elbow inflammation, Placed on 15-day DL on April 21, retroactive to April 19.)

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BROADCAST SCHEDULE:


On the Internet

MLB.TV
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•  SCOREBOARD
•  Official Press Pass game notes


On television



Direct TV Extra Innings Schedule


On radio


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XM Channel Schedule


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Up next (Probable Pitchers)


Sunday, April 27:
TIGERS: (RHP Justin Verlander (3-1, 2.18 ERA)) AT
TWINS: (RHP Kyle Gibson (3-1, 3.63 ERA))
2:10p  p.m. ET (FS-D, FM 97.1)


Monday, April 28: OFF DAY


Tuesday, April 29:
TIGERS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA)) AT
WHITE SOX: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
8:10p  p.m. ET (FS-D, FM 97.1)


Wednesday, April 30:
TIGERS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA)) AT
WHITE SOX: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
2:10p  p.m. ET (FS-D, MLBN, FM 97.1)


Thursday, May 1: OFF DAY


Friday, May 2:
TIGERS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA)) AT
ROYALS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
8:10p  p.m. ET (FS-D, FM 97.1)


Saturday, May 3:
TIGERS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA)) AT
ROYALS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
7:10p  p.m. ET (FS1, FM 97.1)


Sunday, May 4:
TIGERS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA)) AT
ROYALS: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
2:10p  p.m. ET (FS-D, FM 97.1)




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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:28 am

STARTING LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers Lineup




Minnesota Twins Lineup

   2B: Brian Dozier
   DH: Joe Mauer
   3B: Trevor Plouffe
   1B: Chris Colabello
   LF: Jason Kubel
   C: Josmil Pinto
   RF: Sam Fuld
   CF: Aaron Hicks
   SS: Eduardo Escobar
   SP: Phil Hughes


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Top 1

  • 1. Ian Kinsler flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 2. Torii Hunter singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera doubles (7) on a fly ball to right fielder Sam Fuld. Torii Hunter scores. Miguel Cabrera advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 4. Victor Martinez out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Jason Kubel. Miguel Cabrera scores.
  • 5. Austin Jackson flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.


Bottom 1

  • 1. Brian Dozier strikes out swinging, catcher Bryan Holaday to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
  • 2. Joe Mauer flies out to left fielder Rajai Davis.
  • 3. Trevor Plouffe flies out to right fielder Torii Hunter.


TIGERS 2-0 AFTER 1 INNING


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:46 pm

Top 2

  • 1. Nick Castellanos flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 2. Andrew Romine called out on strikes.
  • 3. Bryan Holaday called out on strikes.


Bottom 2

  • 1. Chris Colabello grounds out, pitcher Anibal Sanchez to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
  • 2. Jason Kubel flies out to left fielder Rajai Davis.
  • 3. Josmil Pinto walks.
  • 4. Sam Fuld flies out to left fielder Rajai Davis in foul territory.


TIGERS 2-0 AFTER 2 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Top 3

  • 1. Rajai Davis strikes out swinging.
  • 2. Ian Kinsler grounds out, shortstop Eduardo Escobar to first baseman Chris Colabello.
  • 3. Torii Hunter flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.


Bottom 3

  • 1. Aaron Hicks pops out to shortstop Andrew Romine.
  • 2. Eduardo Escobar strikes out swinging.
  • Injury Delay. (CHECKING OUT SANCHEZ HAND)
  • Pitching Change: Jose Ortega replaces Anibal Sanchez.
  • 3. Brian Dozier walks.
  • 4. Tigers challenged (tag play), call on the field was overturned: With Joe Mauer batting, Brian Dozier caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Bryan Holaday to shortstop Andrew Romine.


TIGERS 2-0 AFTER 3 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:39 pm

Top 4

  • 1. Miguel Cabrera grounds out, third baseman Trevor Plouffe to first baseman Chris Colabello.
  • 2. Victor Martinez pops out to second baseman Brian Dozier.
  • 3. Austin Jackson flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.


Bottom 4

  • Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez left the game due to an injured hand.
  • 1. Joe Mauer walks.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 2. Trevor Plouffe hit by pitch. Joe Mauer to 2nd.
  • 3. Chris Colabello pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the infield fly rule.
  • 4. Jason Kubel strikes out swinging.
  • 5. Josmil Pinto grounds out, shortstop Andrew Romine to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.


TIGERS 2-0 AFTER 4 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:15 pm

Top 5

  • 1. Nick Castellanos strikes out swinging.
  • 2. Andrew Romine strikes out swinging.
  • 3. Bryan Holaday pops out to first baseman Chris Colabello.


Bottom 5

  • 1. Sam Fuld walks.
  • With Aaron Hicks batting, Sam Fuld steals (2) 2nd base.
  • 2. Aaron Hicks walks.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 3. Eduardo Escobar hits a sacrifice bunt. Sam Fuld scores. Aaron Hicks to 2nd. Eduardo Escobar to 1st. Throwing error by catcher Bryan Holaday.
  • 4. Brian Dozier walks. Aaron Hicks to 3rd. Eduardo Escobar to 2nd.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • Pitching Change: Phil Coke replaces Jose Ortega.
  • 5. Joe Mauer walks. Aaron Hicks scores. Eduardo Escobar to 3rd. Brian Dozier to 2nd.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • 6. Trevor Plouffe singles on a line drive to center fielder Austin Jackson. Eduardo Escobar scores. Brian Dozier scores. Joe Mauer to 2nd.
  • With Chris Colabello batting, wild pitch by Phil Coke, Joe Mauer to 3rd. Trevor Plouffe to 2nd.
  • 7. Chris Colabello walks.
  • 8. Jason Kubel strikes out swinging.
  • 9. Josmil Pinto grounds into a double play, second baseman Ian Kinsler to shortstop Andrew Romine to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Chris Colabello out at 2nd.


MIN 4-2 AFTER 5 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Top 6

  • 1. Rajai Davis grounds out to first baseman Chris Colabello.
  • 2. Ian Kinsler flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 3. Torii Hunter doubles (6) on a ground ball to left fielder Jason Kubel.
  • 4. Miguel Cabrera flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.


Bottom 6

  • 1. Sam Fuld grounds out softly, pitcher Phil Coke to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
  • 2. Aaron Hicks doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Rajai Davis.
  • 3. Eduardo Escobar grounds out, third baseman Nick Castellanos to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
  • 4. Brian Dozier called out on strikes.


MIN 4-2 AFTER 6 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:53 pm

Top 7

  • Defensive Substitution: Pedro Florimon replaces third baseman Trevor Plouffe, batting 3rd, playing shortstop.
  • Defensive switch from shortstop to third base for Eduardo Escobar.
  • 1.Victor Martinez flies out to right fielder Sam Fuld.
  • 2.Austin Jackson singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Aaron Hicks.
  • 3.Nick Castellanos strikes out swinging.
  • With Andrew Romine batting, Austin Jackson steals (2) 2nd base.
  • 4.Andrew Romine flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.


Bottom 7

  • Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe left the game due to an injured arm.
  • 1.Joe Mauer grounds out, shortstop Andrew Romine to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
  • 2.Pedro Florimon lines out to right fielder Torii Hunter.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • Pitching Change: Al Alburquerque replaces Phil Coke.
  • 3.Chris Colabello strikes out swinging.


MIN 4-2 AFTER 7 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:57 pm

Top 8

  • Pitching Change: Jared Burton replaces Phil Hughes.
  • Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Alex Avila replaces Bryan Holaday.
  • 1.Alex Avila walks.
  • 2.Rajai Davis singles on a line drive to center fielder Aaron Hicks. Alex Avila to 2nd.
  • 3.Ian Kinsler flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.
  • 4.Torii Hunter singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Alex Avila to 3rd. Rajai Davis to 2nd.
  • 5.Miguel Cabrera grounds into a double play, third baseman Eduardo Escobar to first baseman Chris Colabello. Rajai Davis out at 3rd.


Bottom 8

  • Alex Avila remains in the game as the catcher.
  • Injury Delay. (Jason Kubel fouls ball off his foot)

  • 1.Jason Kubel strikes out swinging.
  • 2.Josmil Pinto homers (5) on a fly ball to left center field.
  • 3.Sam Fuld doubles (4) on a line drive to right fielder Torii Hunter.
  • 4.Aaron Hicks strikes out swinging.
  • 5.Eduardo Escobar strikes out swinging.


MIN 5-2 AFTER 8 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT21: 4/26/14 - DET (12-8) AT MIN (11-11) - 2:10 p.m. ET   Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:01 pm

Top 9

  • Pitching Change: Glen Perkins replaces Jared Burton.
  • 1.Victor Martinez homers (4) on a line drive to left field.
  • 2.Austin Jackson hits a ground-rule double (6) on a line drive down the right-field line.
  • 3.Nick Castellanos grounds out, third baseman Eduardo Escobar to first baseman Chris Colabello.
  • Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter J. D. Martinez replaces Andrew Romine.
  • 4.J. D. Martinez strikes out swinging.
  • 5.Alex Avila strikes out swinging.



TIGERS LOSE 3-5

BOX SCORE


W: Hughes (2-1)
L: Ortega (0-1)
SV: Perkins (6)


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