Scott Diamond vs Rick Porcello Tilt Ends in Detroit 7-6 Win
Detroit pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Josh Willingham but still escaped with a 7-6 victory on Thursday at Comerica Park.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as -165 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Detroit got 5 innings from Rick Porcello, who gave up 5 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 2. Joaquin Benoit earned the victory, while the Tigers got 3 RBIs from Miguel Cabrera in the win.
Minnesota got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Scott Diamond in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Jamey Carroll had 3 hits in the loss for the Twins.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 15 hits, while Minnesota only had 12.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.