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Tigers 9, Twins 6: Poor pitching strikes again

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Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

The Twins were losing! Then they were winning! Then they were losing! Then they were tied! Then they finally lost.

Something is legitimately wrong with Tyler Duffey. He couldn’t complete four innings today while allowing six runs, pushing his season ERA up to 6.39. It undid some solid work from the Twins offense as they were supported with home runs from Brian Dozier (number 41!) and Kurt Suzuki.

In fact, the Twins scored 5 runs in the 4th inning to take a 5-2 lead and everything seemed to be okay. An RBI single from Kennys Vargas joined the Dozier solo bomb and 3-run homer from Suzuki, but Duffey went out to the mound and handed the lead back to the Tigers by allowing 4 runs in the bottom of the inning.

Dozier knotted the score up again in the 5th with an RBI double, but the Twins bullpen failed once again as they gave up three runs (including a go-ahead solo home run from Miguel Cabrera) over the final two innings to tally yet another loss.

Additionally, as you can see in the picture, Suzuki took yet another foul ball off the mask and once again cut (reopened?) his chin. He was immediately removed from the game and I haven’t seen any news on his availability for tomorrow.

WP: Shane Green (5-4)

LP: Ryan Pressly (6-7)

S: Francisco Rodriguez (42)


Brian Dozier (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Kurt Suzuki (1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI)


Tyler Duffey (3 23 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 4 K), Eduardo Escobar, Robbie Grossman, Logan Schafer (all 0-for-4)