Justin Verlander vs Carl Pavano Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 6-4
|Justin Verlander vs Carl Pavano Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 6-4|
Detroit got 6 innings of work from Justin Verlander en route to a 6-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.
Detroit won as a -210 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Detroit got 6 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Miguel Cabrera in the win.
Minnesota got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Carl Pavano in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Luke Hughes had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 10 hits, while Minnesota only had 8.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.