Detroit vs Minnesota Wrap - Detroit Wins 9-7
Detroit got a 9-7 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, with Joaquin Benoit earning the victory and helping Tigers moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as +111 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Joaquin Benoit earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 3 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Victor Martinez in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Scott Baker worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jason Kubel in a losing cause.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Kansas City looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Toronto.