The Minnesota Twins fell for the sixth time in their last seven attempts on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at Target Field, as the visiting Tigers racked up 12 hits en route to a 5-1 series-clinching victory.
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was the story of the day, with a complete domination of Minnesota hitters that included 10 strikeouts over just seven innings. As the lone bright spots offensively in a game where Twins batters could only muster six total hits, Ben Revere and Joe Mauer each put forth 2-for-4 performances from the plate.
Revere, who proved that he was fully back to health by legging out his fourth triple of the 2012 campaign, has now recorded multi-hit games in each of his last three starts atop Ron Gardenhire's lineup, bumping his season average to .319.
Next up for the Twins is a brutal 10-game AL West road trip that starts Friday evening in Seattle. Struggling starter Nick Blackburn will take the mound in game one looking to get his club back in the win column.