Twins Baffle Tigers in 11-1 Win

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 11:07 PM CDT
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland (10) calls for a new pitcher as reliever Denny Bautista (52) leaves the game with an undisclosed injury during their game against Minnesota Twins last night.   (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
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(Newser) – Livan Hernandez baffled Detroit's mighty offense for seven innings and the Twins beat up the Tigers in an 11-1 victory last night. Hernandez (4-1) gave up one run on eight hits to bounce back from a horrendous start in Texas, and the Twins scored four runs off Aquilino Lopez in the seventh inning to get some breathing room in their third straight win.

The Tigers bullpen entered the game with a 1.10 ERA and a .110 opponents batting average over the previous 13 games, helping them claw back to one game under .500 after starting the season 2-10. Brendan Harris homered, while Justin Morneau had three hits and two RBIs for the Twins. Magglio Ordonez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer for the Tigers.