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Castellanos' blast helps Tigers cruise past Twins

Apr 26, 2014 - 7:34 AM Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Castellanos belted a two-run homer and added an RBI single during a seven-run third inning, as the Detroit Tigers posted a 10-6 win over the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game series at Target Field.

Torii Hunter had three hits and knocked in two runs for the Tigers, while Rajai Davis finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. Detroit starter Rick Porcello (3-1) was tagged for four runs on six hits in five-plus innings of work.

"The guys up and down the lineup drove the ball pretty well," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "Everyone contributed."

Jason Kubel went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Kurt Suzuki had two sacrifice flies for Minnesota.

The Tigers jumped on Twins starter Kevin Correia (0-3), who was victimized for eight runs -- seven earned -- on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

"The majority of the balls they hit went the other way," said Correia, "so that'll be an adjustment I'll have to make."

Castellanos opened the scoring in the second with his line-drive homer to right field. He was then part of the third-inning hit parade against Correia and reliever Anthony Swarzak.

Hunter led off with a double and scored on a one-out single by Victor Martinez. After Austin Jackson doubled, Castellanos singled home Martinez. Correia then issued consecutive walks to Alex Avila and Andrew Romine to force in a run and end his outing.

Davis greeted Swarzak with a bouncer to right and Avila scored on an Ian Kinsler infield hit before Hunter plated a pair with a single to cap the outburst.

An RBI single by Miguel Cabrera made it 10-1 in the sixth.

The Twins put up four runs in home half of the inning. Brian Dozier homered to left off Porcello, who was removed after Joe Mauer singled and Trevor Plouffe drew a walk.

Justin Miller took over on the mound and gave up run-scoring hits to Chris Colabello and Kubel and Suzuki's second sac fly.

Mauer reached on a two-out error in the seventh and scored on Plouffe's double.

Minnesota threatened to close the gap further, but stranded men on the corners in the eighth.

Game Notes

Colabello set a club record for most RBI in April with 27 ... Avila left the game in the fifth with a left shin contusion. He was replaced at catcher by Bryan Holaday ... The Tigers were 11-8 against the Twins last season.








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  • Kurt Suzuki sacrifice fly to right scored Chris Colabello with two out. Runner on second and Sam Fuld due up.

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  • Jason Kubel double to center scored Trevor Plouffe with none out. On the play, Chris Colabello advances to third. Runners on second and third and Josmil Pinto due up.

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  • Chris Colabello single to center scored Joe Mauer with none out. On the play, Trevor Plouffe advances to second. Runners on first and second and Jason Kubel due up.

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  • Miguel Cabrera single to right scored Torii Hunter with none out. Runner on first and Victor Martinez due up.

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  • Torii Hunter single to right scored Andrew Romine and Rajai Davis with one out. On the play, Ian Kinsler advances to third. Runners on first and third and Miguel Cabrera due up.

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  • Ian Kinsler infield single to third scored Alex Avila with one out. On the play, Rajai Davis advances to second and Andrew Romine advances to third. Bases loaded and Torii Hunter due up.

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  • Rajai Davis single to right scored Nick Castellanos with one out. On the play, Andrew Romine advances to second and Alex Avila advances to third. Bases loaded and Ian Kinsler due up.

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  • Andrew Romine bases loaded walk scored Austin Jackson with one out. Bases loaded with one out and Rajai Davis due up.

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  • Nick Castellanos single to center scored Victor Martinez with one out. On the play, Austin Jackson advances to third. Runners on first and third and Alex Avila due up.

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  • Victor Martinez single to right scored Torii Hunter with one out. Runner on first and Austin Jackson due up.

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  • Kurt Suzuki sacrifice fly to left scored Jason Kubel with two out. Runner on first and Sam Fuld due up.

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  • Nick Castellanos none-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right scored Austin Jackson. Alex Avila due up.

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