Minnesota Drops Detroit 9-6 - Match Report
Jim Thome swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 5 runs as his Twins defeated Detroit 9-6 at Comerica Park.
Minnesota was an underdog by +129 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Francisco Liriano earned the victory for the Twins, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 5 earned runs. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Jim Thome in the win.
Detroit got a 6-inning outing from Rick Porcello in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Alex Avila had 3 hits in the loss for the Tigers.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.