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Associated Press, Published May 25 2013

Twins snap 10-game losing streak with win over Tigers

DETROIT – Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

The Twins scored three runs in the first, and that was enough. P.J. Walters (1-0) went six innings, allowing two runs and eight hits.

Four relievers finished, with Glen Perkins pitching the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Detroit’s Doug Fister (5-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Minnesota Detroit

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Carroll 2b 5 0 1 0 Dirks lf 4 1 1 0

Mauer c 4 1 3 1 TrHntr rf 4 0 1 1

Wlngh lf 3 1 2 0 MiCarr 3b 4 0 1 0

Mornea 1b 4 1 1 1 Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0

Colaell dh 4 0 1 0 VMrtnz dh 4 0 1 0

Parmel rf 4 0 1 1 JhPerlt ss 4 1 1 1

WRmrz cf 2 0 0 0 B.Pena c 4 0 3 0

Hicks cf 1 0 0 0 Infante 2b 4 0 1 0

EEscor 3b 4 0 0 0 D.Kelly cf 1 0 0 0

Flormn ss 3 0 0 0 AGarci ph-cf 2 0 0 0

Totals 34 3 9 3 Totals 35 2 9 2

Minnesota 300 000 000— 3

Detroit 000 011 000— 2

E—Ortega (1). DP—Minnesota 1, Detroit 2. LOB—Minnesota 7, Detroit 7. 2B—Morneau (13), Tor.Hunter (14), Infante (7). HR—Mauer (3), Jh.Peralta (5).

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Walters W,1-0 6 8 2 2 1 3

Duensing H,8 Xc 0 0 0 0 1

Roenicke H,6 Zc 0 0 0 0 0

Burton H,10 1 0 0 0 0 0

Perkins S,9-10 1 1 0 0 0 1

Detroit

Fister L,5-2 7 8 3 3 1 7

Putkonen 0 1 0 0 0 0

Coke 1 0 0 0 0 2

Ortega 1 0 0 0 1 1

Putkonen pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP—by Fister (W.Ramirez).

T—2:45. A—41,927 (41,255).