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Twins Drop Series Opener to Tigers

The Minnesota Twins hadn't started 6-1 since 1968. That record will be safe for atleast one more year as the Twins dropped a 2-1 decision to the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a three-game series. Minnesota managed just five hits in the game and three of them came in the ninth inning. Hector Santiago pitched well enough to win going 6 1/3 innings giving up just three hits and one walk. Santiago did make one mistake, as James McCann cleared the fence in left for a two-run homerun in the fifth inning.

In the top of the ninth the Twins still trailed 2-0 but with one out they got three straight hits. Miguel Sano nearly hit his third homer of the season but settled for a double. Jason Castro followed with a RBI single to the gap in rightcenter. Joe Mauer pinch hit and flaired a single down the line in left making it runners on second and third with one out. Unfortunately that is where the rally would end as Eddie Rosario flied out to left and Max Kepler, who was pinch hitting for Byron Buxton, popped up to third.

The final leaves both teams with a 5-2 record on the season and they will go back at it tomorrow in game two at 12:10 p.m. The Twins will send Kyle Gibson to the mound opposite Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.

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