Martinez goes deep twice, Tigers top Twins 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Victor Martinez has called Detroit home for the last six seasons. He looks just as comfortable hitting at Target Field.

Martinez hit two home runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night.

His 11 career homers at Minnesota's ballpark are tied for the third-most by a visitor, just three behind Salvador Perez and Jose Bautista.

''It's one of those things, I guess,'' Martinez said with a shrug.

Anibal Sanchez (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits with five strikeouts and three walks in 5 2/3 innings for the Tigers, who lost star Miguel Cabrera to a right clavicle contusion in the fourth inning. Cabrera had X-rays that were negative and he is listed as day-to-day.

Cabrera took a hard-hit grounder from Robbie Grossman off his chest in the fourth inning. He finished the inning in the field, but Andrew Romine pinch-hit for him in the fifth.

''I don't expect it to be anything long-term,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

Justin Wilson pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances.

Ervin Santana (11-7) had his shortest outing of the season for the Twins. He gave up five runs and seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Martinez had his first multihomer game of the season and 11th of his career for the Tigers, who are 14-1 in their last 15 games at Target Field.

The Tigers bullpen of Daniel Stumpf, Shane Greene, Bruce Rondon and Wilson pitched 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball after Sanchez left in the sixth inning. The lone hiccup came from Stumpf just as he entered the game when his errant pickoff throw sailed past first base and allowed Eddie Rosario to advance all the way to third. But he struck out Ehire Adrianza to end the threat and the Twins went quietly after that.

''Days where we get a lead we should hold them,'' Wilson said. ''We did it tonight. Just need to keep it up.''

The Twins fell 1 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central as the trade deadline approaches.

Santana gave up at least five earned runs for the fourth time in his last seven starts. Martinez hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth, and the right-hander's night ended not long after a wild pitch allowed Mikie Mahtook to score for a 5-0 lead.

''There have been some games where his numbers get a little crooked,'' manager Paul Molitor said. ''You could tell he was laboring a little bit. It wasn't his best night.''

Mahtook had two hits and an RBI.

Adrianza had a two-run single in Minnesota's three-run fourth, but that was it for the Twins.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Mahtook rolled his right ankle while trying to get back to second base in the second inning and came up limping. He was ruled out on a tag from Brian Dozier and hobbled back to the dugout, but was able to remain in the game.

Twins: LHP Hector Santiago's bullpen session went well on Friday, Molitor said. Santiago has been on the disabled list with a back issue and Molitor and will pitch twice for Triple-A Rochester next week. ... CF Byron Buxton will not need a rehab assignment and is likely to join the team on Tuesday, Molitor said.

KELLY HONORED

The Twins hosted a weekend celebration for the 30th anniversary of the 1987 team that won the franchise's first World Series title. Many of the players from that team were in attendance, and the Twins kicked things off by unveiling a statue for Tom Kelly, the manager of both World Series-winning teams in `87 and `91.

Kelly stood next to the 8-foot tall statue and joked, ''I knew I managed during the steroids era. I just didn't know I took any.''

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-7, 5.58 ERA) goes for the Tigers in Game 2 on Saturday night. Zimmermann is coming off one of his better outings of the season, striking out seven and allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings of a win at Kansas City.

Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson (5-8, 6.29 ERA) goes for the Twins, with his spot in the rotation potentially hanging in the balance. The Twins have been shopping for starting pitching and Gibson is one of the candidates to be replaced should they be successful.

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DET44-51
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MIN48-47
000300000370
  • W: A. Sanchez (2-0)L: E. Santana (11-7)S: J. Wilson (11)
  • HR: DET - V. Martinez 2 (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B50100001.244.324.397.7211.0
A. Avila C40010011.281.407.498.9050.5
J. Upton LF40110111.276.363.497.8605.5
M. Cabrera 1B20000021.261.351.429.780-1.0
a- A. Romine PH-1B20000002.223.291.356.6481.0
N. Castellanos 3B41200001.254.318.464.7824.0
V. Martinez DH42232011.265.334.390.72512.5
M. Mahtook CF31200101.289.309.478.7876.0
A. Presley RF40100013.313.368.413.7800.5
J. Iglesias SS32200101.255.287.346.6336.0
  • a-hit by pitch for Cabrera in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B50100001.251.338.440.7781.0
Z. Granite CF41200001.172.250.207.4575.0
J. Mauer 1B31100102.282.359.395.7544.0
M. Sano 3B41210021.275.370.538.9083.0
M. Kepler RF40000013.255.325.427.752-0.5
R. Grossman DH40000023.250.373.377.750-1.0
E. Rosario LF20000211.283.324.454.7781.5
E. Adrianza SS40120021.306.349.417.7662.0
J. Castro C30000012.215.309.360.669-0.5
a- E. Escobar PH00000100.273.324.432.7551.0
  • a-walked for Castro in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Upton (26), N. Castellanos (19)
  • 3B - M. Mahtook (2)
  • HR - V. Martinez 2 (8)
  • SF - A. Avila
  • RBI - A. Avila (30), J. Upton (57), V. Martinez 3 (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (24), V. Martinez (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mauer (18)
  • RBI - M. Sano (67), E. Adrianza 2 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Adrianza 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Upton (8), J. Iglesias (6)
  • CS - J. Iglesias (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Z. Granite
FIELDING
  • E - D. Stumpf
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Z. Granite
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (W, 2-0)5.26333505.951.4512.5
D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.20000102.931.430.5
S. Greene (H, 12)0.21000002.891.24-1.0
B. Rondon (H, 4)1.00000208.101.804.0
J. Wilson (S, 11)1.00001102.680.959.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (W, 2-0)5.2
D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.2
S. Greene (H, 12)0.2
B. Rondon (H, 4)1.0
J. Wilson (S, 11)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Santana (L, 11-7)3.17552323.261.15-8.5
M. Belisle2.21000304.991.416.5
B. Boshers1.00001003.331.232.0
T. Duffey1.01000004.661.322.0
C. Breslow1.02110005.341.580.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Santana (L, 11-7)3.1
M. Belisle2.2
B. Boshers1.0
T. Duffey1.0
C. Breslow1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 102-58, D. Stumpf 4-4, S. Greene 8-5, B. Rondon 10-8, J. Wilson 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-6, D. Stumpf 1-0, S. Greene 1-1, B. Rondon 1-0, J. Wilson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, D. Stumpf 2, S. Greene 3, B. Rondon 3, J. Wilson 4
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Santana (8)
  • HBP - M. Belisle (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 95-55, M. Belisle 36-26, B. Boshers 10-4, T. Duffey 11-8, C. Breslow 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 4-2, M. Belisle 3-1, B. Boshers 1-2, T. Duffey 2-1, C. Breslow 2-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Santana 18, M. Belisle 9, B. Boshers 4, T. Duffey 4, C. Breslow 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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MIN48-47
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B50100001.244.324.397.7211.0
A. Avila C40010011.281.407.498.9050.5
J. Upton LF40110111.276.363.497.8605.5
M. Cabrera 1B20000021.261.351.429.780-1.0
a- A. Romine PH-1B20000002.223.291.356.6481.0
N. Castellanos 3B41200001.254.318.464.7824.0
V. Martinez DH42232011.265.334.390.72512.5
M. Mahtook CF31200101.289.309.478.7876.0
A. Presley RF40100013.313.368.413.7800.5
J. Iglesias SS32200101.255.287.346.6336.0
Total35611523613-----
  • a-hit by pitch for Cabrera in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B50100001.251.338.440.7781.0
Z. Granite CF41200001.172.250.207.4575.0
J. Mauer 1B31100102.282.359.395.7544.0
M. Sano 3B41210021.275.370.538.9083.0
M. Kepler RF40000013.255.325.427.752-0.5
R. Grossman DH40000023.250.373.377.750-1.0
E. Rosario LF20000211.283.324.454.7781.5
E. Adrianza SS40120021.306.349.417.7662.0
J. Castro C30000012.215.309.360.669-0.5
a- E. Escobar PH00000100.273.324.432.7551.0
Total3337304915-----
  • a-walked for Castro in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Upton (26), N. Castellanos (19)
  • 3B - M. Mahtook (2)
  • HR - V. Martinez 2 (8)
  • SF - A. Avila
  • RBI - A. Avila (30), J. Upton (57), V. Martinez 3 (41)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton (24), V. Martinez (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mauer (18)
  • RBI - M. Sano (67), E. Adrianza 2 (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Adrianza 2 (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Upton (8), J. Iglesias (6)
  • CS - J. Iglesias (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Z. Granite
FIELDING
  • E - D. Stumpf
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Z. Granite
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Sanchez (W, 2-0)5.26333505.951.4512.5
D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.20000102.931.430.5
S. Greene (H, 12)0.21000002.891.24-1.0
B. Rondon (H, 4)1.00000208.101.804.0
J. Wilson (S, 11)1.00001102.680.959.5
Total9.0733490---
PITCHERSIP
A. Sanchez (W, 2-0)5.2
D. Stumpf (H, 2)0.2
S. Greene (H, 12)0.2
B. Rondon (H, 4)1.0
J. Wilson (S, 11)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Santana (L, 11-7)3.17552323.261.15-8.5
M. Belisle2.21000304.991.416.5
B. Boshers1.00001003.331.232.0
T. Duffey1.01000004.661.322.0
C. Breslow1.02110005.341.580.0
Total9.01166362---
PITCHERSIP
E. Santana (L, 11-7)3.1
M. Belisle2.2
B. Boshers1.0
T. Duffey1.0
C. Breslow1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 102-58, D. Stumpf 4-4, S. Greene 8-5, B. Rondon 10-8, J. Wilson 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-6, D. Stumpf 1-0, S. Greene 1-1, B. Rondon 1-0, J. Wilson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 25, D. Stumpf 2, S. Greene 3, B. Rondon 3, J. Wilson 4
PITCHING
  • WP - E. Santana (8)
  • HBP - M. Belisle (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 95-55, M. Belisle 36-26, B. Boshers 10-4, T. Duffey 11-8, C. Breslow 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 4-2, M. Belisle 3-1, B. Boshers 1-2, T. Duffey 2-1, C. Breslow 2-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Santana 18, M. Belisle 9, B. Boshers 4, T. Duffey 4, C. Breslow 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Avila hit sacrifice fly to center, Iglesias scored63
  • 4TH INNING
    Adrianza singled to right, Mauer and Sano scored, Rosario to second53
    Sano singled to left center, Granite scored, Mauer to second51
    Mahtook scored on wild pitch50
    Martinez homered to right center, Castellanos scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Upton doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored20
  • 2ND INNING
    Martinez homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Craig Breslow relieved Tyler Duffey
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left
    • I. Kinsler: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Iglesias stole second, Ball, Foul, Kinsler singled to right, Iglesias to third
    • A. Avila: Avila hit sacrifice fly to center, Iglesias scored
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Upton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kinsler out at second
    • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Wilson relieved Bruce Rondon
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • E. Adrianza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Adrianza popped out to shortstop
    • Eduardo Escobar hit for Jason Castro
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Duffey relieved Buddy Boshers
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Martinez grounded out to pitcher, Castellanos to second
    • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Mahtook reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Castellanos out at third
    • A. Presley: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Presley fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Bruce Rondon relieved Shane Greene
    • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
    • M. Kepler: Kepler grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Buddy Boshers relieved Matt Belisle
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to left
    • A. Avila: Ball, Avila flied out to left
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
    • A. Romine: Ball, Upton stole second, Romine grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Stumpf Pitching:
    • J. Castro: Castro grounded out to first
    • Shane Greene relieved Daniel Stumpf
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier popped out to second
    • Z. Granite: Strike looking, Granite singled to left
    • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Belisle Pitching:
    • V. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Mahtook reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • A. Presley: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Presley struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mahtook out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler flied out to left
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario walked
    • Daniel Stumpf relieved Anibal Sanchez
    • E. Adrianza: Rosario to third on Stumpf fielding error, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Adrianza struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Belisle Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Avila grounded out to second
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • Andrew Romine hit for Miguel Cabrera
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Romine hit by pitch
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos popped out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to second
    • Z. Granite: Foul, Strike looking, Granite flied out to left
    • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Mauer doubled to left center
    • M. Sano: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Santana Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos doubled to deep left
    • V. Martinez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez homered to right center, Castellanos scored
    • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mahtook tripled to deep right
    • A. Presley: Ball, Presley grounded out to third
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mahtook scored on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked
    • Matt Belisle relieved Ervin Santana
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Iglesias caught stealing, catcher to second, Kinsler grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • Z. Granite: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Granite singled to right
    • J. Mauer: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Granite stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mauer walked
    • M. Sano: Ball, Sano singled to left center, Granite scored, Mauer to second
    • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Grossman grounded out to first, Mauer to third, Sano to second
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
    • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adrianza singled to right, Mauer and Sano scored, Rosario to second
    • J. Castro: Ball, Castro flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Santana Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias singled to left center
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop, Iglesias to second
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Upton doubled to deep right center, Iglesias scored
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza struck out looking
    • J. Castro: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Santana Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos flied out to center
    • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez homered to right
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mahtook walked
    • A. Presley: Strike looking, Presley singled to center, Mahtook out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • M. Sano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sano singled to right
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler popped out to second
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grossman popped out to shortstop
    • E. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Santana Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Avila grounded out to second
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Sanchez Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier singled to left center
    • Z. Granite: Pickoff attempt, Granite flied out to left
    • J. Mauer: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mauer grounded into double play shortstop to first, Dozier out at second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)