The Minnesota Twins can only play spoiler at this point, as they share the basement with the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. On Friday, they made things tougher on the Detroit Tigers by picking up a 4-2 win, but weren't able to repeat that on Saturday, falling 6-4 in their penultimate game against Detroit.
Justin Verlander picked up the win for the Tigers, as he gave up just one run off of four hits through seven strong innings. He also had eight strikeouts on the day, while Minnesota starter P.J. Walters only managed to last five innings, with two runs off of four hits and five strikeouts. One of those hits was a solo home run by Prince Fielder in the second inning to give Detroit the lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks both managed home runs as well, in the eighth inning. Minnesota briefly brought it back in the eighth with a Ryan Doumit grand slam that scored Denard Span, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Jose Valverde took over in the bottom of the ninth for the Tigers and brought down Ben Revere, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau after a leadoff walk.