Detroit drops fourth straight in 6-3 loss to Minnesota

Detroit drops fourth straight in 6-3 loss to Minnesota

So far in 2017, the first baseman has a.226/.339/.434 slash line with three home runs entering Friday's game.

After Verlander walked the first three Twins batters in the sixth inning, designated hitter Robbie Grossman hit a seeing-eye single through the right side of the infield. That scored a pair of runs as Minnesota cut the lead to 3-2.

Polanco's bloop to left tied it to set up Rosario's heroics.

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Verlander, whose ERA rose to 6.04, allowed four runs, three hits and six walks - one shy of his career high - in five-plus innings. He had been 12-1 in his previous 18 starts against the Twins. Minnesota's bullpen bounced back from a rough game Thursday against Cleveland to finish out the game after Santiago's exit.

Mike Pelfrey has yet to find his footing on the mound this season, turning in a 7.50 with Triple-A Charlotte after he allowed ten hits, five runs and struck out four in his first two minor league outings last week. He has also totaled 3 home runs and 9 RBIs over his first 16 games.

One batter later, Justin Upton doubled to deep center to score Cabrera and move Martinez to third. Eight runs in the last 4 games, we need to get home!

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Verlander stumbled again, Cabrera left after straining his right groin and Detroit wasted a three-run lead against the Minnesota Twins, who burst ahead when Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run sixth inning in a 6-3 victory. Iglesias took a knee to his jaw on the final play of Wednesday's game. Veteran James Loney has recently been assigned to Triple-A Toledo and would be a likely candidate.

Mejia, 23, made his Major League debut last August but pitched in only one game.

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