The Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins tonight, 8-6. The Tigers got on the board in the 1st when Victor Martinez hit a ground-rule double, bringing home Miguel Cabrera. A soft line drive RBI single from J.D. Martinez gave the Tigers a 2 run lead. Tigers would add onto their lead in the 4th after a line drive RBI double off the bat of Bryan Holaday. A soft ground RBI single from Andrew Romine scored a run from Nick Castellanos. In the 5th, Twins Pitcher A.J. Achter walked Castellanos with the bases loaded, scoring a 6th run for Detroit. Minnesota got on the board in the 5th after a home run from Oswaldo Arcia. The Twins kept whittling away at the Tiger's lead in the 6th starting with a 2 RBI single off the bat of Joe Mauer, and Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly to score a run, bringing them up to 4. In the 8th Joba Chamberlain walked 2 batters, Phil Coke was brought in, and Mauer hit a 2 RBI single to tie it all up. The Tigers wern't going away though, back to back homers hit by Torii Hunter and Miggy gave the lead back to the Tigers. Game 2 of this series is tomorrow, pregame coverage starts at 7:45 PM on Lansing's Big Talker, 1240 AM, WJIM.

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