May 25, 2024

Rookie Wenceel Pérez hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning, allowing the Detroit Tigers to lose 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins.

Rookie Wenceel Pérez hit a go-ahead two-out single in the ninth inning, allowing the Detroit Tigers to win their season-worst fifth straight game, 5-4 against the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers had three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored, while Kerry Carpenter contributed four hits and two RBIs. The Twins, who won the AL Central last year, have lost 10 of 13 games and are now 6-12, second-worst in the AL.

Detroit Tigers reliever Andrew Chaffin retired all four batters, while Jason Foley worked a scoreless ninth. Flaherty gave up four runs and Ryan struck out six in six innings.

Trevor Larnach hit a two-run homer in the first inning, putting the Twins 2-1 up. The Tigers scored twice in the third and sixth, but the Twins tied it in the bottom half with two outfield miscues by the Tigers.

The Tigers’ Gio Urshela left the game with right hamstring tightness after running out a grounder in the second inning, and was replaced by Matt Vierling. The Tigers scored two runs in the game, with Byron Buxton hitting a high fly to left.

Tigers RHP Reese Olson will start the series on Saturday, while Minnesota RHP Bailey Ober will be on the mound.

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