It was a short night for Minnesota Twins starter Anthony Swarzak. The left-hander failed to make it out of the fourth inning, allowing six runs on the way to a 10-6 Minnesota loss at Target Field on Friday night.
Swarzak, normally a reliever, was making a spot start on Friday. The drubbing ballooned his ERA to 5.75, more than full run jump. Francisco Liriano, his relief, did not pitch much better, allowing four runs in two and two-thirds innings of work.
Price Fielder, Delmon Young and Brennan Boesch had three hits apiece and five RBIs between them. Drew Smyly picked up the win for the Tigers.
Denard Span continued his hot hitting for the Twins, smacking a pair of doubles in three hits. Span could hardly do it alone. Minnesota stranded seven and went a mere 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position.
They will try again on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. with Carl Pavano facing off against Max Scherzer.