MLB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 4

July 2, 2012 at 11:10 PM

DETROIT, July 2 (UPI) -- Trevor Plouffe's two-run single highlighted a fourth-inning uprising and Minnesota's bullpen shut down Detroit Monday in the Twins' 6-4 victory.

Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit (3-for-3) also provided run-scoring hits in the four-run rally, which erased an early 1-0 deficit, while Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau added RBI hits in next frame as Minnesota built a 6-1 advantage.

The Tigers came back with three runs against Twins starter Liam Hendriks and Anthony Swarzak (2-4) came in to toss 2 2/3 scoreless frames in relief to pick up the victory.

Alex Burnett fired 1 1/3 shutout frames and Glen Perkins earned his third save despite yielding a pair of hits in the ninth as Minnesota took the opener of a four-game series.

Doug Fister (1-6) lasted only four innings for the Tigers, surrendering six runs on eight hits.

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a two-run double and a sacrifice fly for the Twins.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension