Torrid Martinez fuels Tigers in 10-2 win vs. Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Martinez had three hits and four RBIs to push the Detroit Tigers past Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins in a 10-2 rain-delayed victory on Tuesday night.
Jhonny Peralta’s two-run homer in the second inning ended Liriano’s bid for back-to-back no-hitters, and the left-hander’s outing was over after three innings due to an illness.
Brennan Boesch drove in two runs for the Tigers, who have won four straight and 7 of 8 overall. Rick Porcello (3-2) pitched five crisp innings, allowing one run and three hits.
Rene Tosoni hit his first career homer, but the stumbling Twins managed only five hits and dropped their majors-worst record to 12-22.