Mauer's Single Caps Twins' Comeback Win

Minnesota overcomes six-run first inning by Detroit
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 6:09 PM CDT
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Boof Bonser sits on the bench after giving up six runs in the top of the inning against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.    (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
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(Newser) – Joe Mauer completed a Minnesota rally from a six-run, first-inning deficit, slapping a two-run single up the middle in the seventh to lift the Twins past the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. A two-out error in the inning by third baseman Carlos Guillen, set up a four-run surge and ruined a strong start by Kenny Rogers.

Matt Guerrier (2-1) earned the victory with two scoreless innings in relief of Boof Bonser, who recovered nicely after the six-run first to complete six innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Joe Nathan picked up the save, his 11th in as many attempts, with a scoreless ninth to give the Twins a sweep of this homestand of five intradivision games.