Minnesota Twins defeat Detroit Tigers, 14-10
The Twins went to spring training with the same five starters that did all the work after Livan Hernandez was dropped on July 31, 2008.
As a group, Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Kevin Slowey, Nick Blackburn and Glen Perkins have not reached an acceptable standard through this season's first 34 games.
On Wednesday night, Perkins blew leads of 3-0 and 4-2 and left trailing 5-4 in the sixth inning against Detroit. This raised the ERA of these five starters to 5.08 and le...
Dontrelle Willis was shaky in his 2009 debut for the Tigers, and Glen Perkins wasn't much better for the Twins, turning Wednesday night's game at the Metrodome into a battle of bullpens.
Home runs started flying, leads changed hands. Jason Kubel hit a tying pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning.
Then, after a long scoreless pause, the Tigers scored the go-ahead run on a Jesse Crain balk in the 13th, only to have the Twins come back with five runs in the bottom of t...