Minnesota Downed 5-2 By Detroit - Francisco Liriano Takes Loss

Minnesota Downed 5-2 By Detroit - Francisco Liriano Takes Loss

Detroit got a 5-2 victory over Minnesota on Sunday, with Rick Porcello earning the victory and helping Tigers moneyline bettors cash out.

Detroit won as a +106 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Rick Porcello earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Jhonny Peralta in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Danny Valencia in a losing cause.

Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-7 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Jose Valverde who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.

Detroit heads into a battle against Chicago. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Texas.