One night after the Tigers put up an eight-run opening inning they had to rally late,.
Miguel Cabrera’s first triple in 365 days sparked a seven-run seventh inning to lift Detroit to their third straight victory with a 7-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
Phil Hughs, who outpitched former Twins teammate Mike Pelfrey in an unlikely pitching duel, exited with a 2-1 lead after Cabrera tripled and scored on a Victor Martinez sacrifice fly.
The Tigers pounced on Minnesota’s bullpen for seven hits in the next eight batters, including back-to-back home runs from Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez
Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano hit solo home runs off Pelfrey, who delivered 5 and 1/3 innings of two-run ball for the second consecutive start.
Jose Iglesias pulled the Tigers ahead for good with a two-run single off Trevor May’s first pitch
The Tigers wrap up the series today with a day game.
Justin Verlander goes up against Ricky Nolasco.
Game time is 1:10.
The Tigers will host the Tampa Bay Rays for a weekend series starting Friday night.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports