The Tiger’s comeback fell short last night against the Twins. Detroit starter Doug Fister fell apart against the Twins after an easy 3 innings to begin the game and then a Tiger’s rally fell short with Minnesota winning 6-to-4 last night in the opener of a 4-game series at Comerica Park. Fister dropped to 1-and-6 after allowing six runs over four-plus innings as Detroit was trying to get back to .500 for the first time since May 15th. The Tigers trailed 6-to-1 in the fifth inning when they scored 3 runs, but that would be as close as they would get. Brennan Boesch twice struck out with two runners on, first when he pinch hit with two outs in the seventh and then he fanned to end the game.
The last place Twins have won four straight while Detroit dipped to 39-and-41. Miguel Cabrera had 3 hits and 3 rbi’s for the third place Tigers, who are 3-and-a-half games behind the Central Division leading White Sox, who were idle Monday. Max Scherzer was supposed to start tonight forDetroitbut had to be scratched because of a hamstring problem. He’ll be replaced by Duane Below, who has only pitched out of the bullpen so far this season. And Tiger first baseman Prince Fielder was picked Monday to be in the All Star Game Home Run Derby.
The Cubs won their fourth straight last night with a 4-to-1 victory at Atlanta.