MINNEAPOLIS - Tied 1-1, the Tigers will look to get the series win over the Minnesota Twins Sunday afternoon at Target Field. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m.
On Saturday, Tigers' Anibal Sanchez return to the the mound didn't go as planned as the Twins got the best of him in 3+ innings. The Twins went on to win it 6-3.
Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has allowed only five earned runs in his last five starts.
Jhonny Peralta gave Detroit a brief lead with a two-run single in the top of the 4th.
The Tigers failed to score two other runs when Don Kelly was thrown out at the plate in the third by Minnesota's shortstop on a ground ball hit by Alex Avila.
Prince Fielder was tagged out at home while trying to score on a single by Kelly in the 6th.
Deduno (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits to win his third straight decision for the Twins since being recalled in May. Glen Perkins added his 16th save in 18 chances.
After missing his previous start with shoulder stiffness, Anibal Sanchez struggled with pitch location and only lasted 3 2-3 innings for Detroit. Darin Downs (0-2) gave up three runs and five hits in relief of Sanchez, and took the loss.
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