Alberto Alburquerque Earns Win in Detroit vs Minnesota Game
Justin Morneau swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs but it wasn't enough as Tigers defeated Minnesotan 8-7 at Comerica Park.
Detroit won as a -176 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Detroit got 6 2/3 innings from Max Scherzer, who gave up 7 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 7. Alberto Alburquerque earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Brennan Boesch in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Brian Duensing worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Denard Span in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-10 advantage in hits.
Joaquin Benoit pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.