DETROIT, April 11 (UPI) -- Craig Monroe's single in the bottom of the 10th scored pinch runner Andres Torres with the winning run Sunday to give Detroit a 6-5 win over Minnesota.
After going 43-119 last season to just avoiding matching the 1962 New York Mets' record for most losses in the modern era (120), the Tigers have won five of their first six games. They are off to their best start since winning their first six games in 1985.
In the 10th, Rondell White singled off Joe Roa (0-1) with one out. Torres ran for White and stole second before Monroe lined a 2-2 pitch into left-center.
Carlos Pena went 4-for-4, including a two-run homer and an RBI double for the Tigers, who recovered from squandering a 3-0 lead after five innings. Steve Colyer (1-0) worked around a one-out walk in the top of the 10th for his first career win.