After a fast 4-0 start by Detroit, Minnesota showed some life by rallying for four runs of their own in the bottom of the third. That momentum didn't last for long, though, as the Tigers added four more runs over the game's final four innings. Twins starter Brian Duensing found it hard to stop the Tigers, giving up five runs in only six innings for his eighth loss on the season.
On the bright side for the Twins, slugger Josh Willingham hit his 30th home run of the season. That total is already a career high and with a good chunk of the year still to go, he should have a real chance at getting to 40.
Minnesota will try to rebound against Detroit on Wednesday.