Fulmer, Goodum help Tigers top Twins 4-1, stop 5-game skid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Michael Fulmer is a bit confused.

Fulmer felt good going into his previous outing yet allowed three runs in a no-decision during a loss at Seattle.

''I come here today just not feeling well. The ball felt heavy,'' he said Wednesday.

Fulmer allowed one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers stopped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

''Baseball's weird,'' Fulmer said. ''Maybe it's what I needed, not having my best stuff and still going out and still giving our team a chance to win.''

Niko Goodrum ended an 0-for-14 skid with a home run.

Fulmer (2-3) improved to 4-0 against Minnesota as he threw a season-high 112 pitches. He had lost his previous three starts, allowing 14 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings.

He got into too many deep counts but was able to use a dominating fastball and a slider with better break to keep hitters off balance.

''We wanted him to get us to the sixth inning and try to get us through the sixth inning because we thought we could do a 7-8-9 with the `pen,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Louis Coleman pitched 1 1/3 innings, Joe Jimenez got three outs and Shane Greene threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save in 14 chances, completing a five-hitter.

Goodrum, Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez had two hits each for the Tigers.

Kyle Gibson (1-3) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. He is 0-3 in nine starts since winning at Baltimore on March 31.

Martinez hit a sacrifice fly in the first, but Eddie Rosario had an RBI single in the bottom half, the first of his three hits.

''Our approach was decent but he made pitches when he had to,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''The couple of leadoff hits we had that were turned into the double plays ... it's a little bit deflating.''

Goodrum homered for a 3-1 lead in the fourth following a single by Martinez.

''Unfortunately I threw one pitch in the wrong spot at the wrong time,'' Gibson said. ''It's frustrating when we get beat by one swing.''

STICK-TO-ITIVENESS

Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the first with a drive to deep center that missed a home run by a few inches. The ball stuck in a seam between two pads near the top of the 8-foot wall in center, and Dozier was given a double.

''I need to get our strength coach a little bit,'' Dozier said. ''So you just wonder: Maybe a couple more biscuits in the morning would do the trick.''

COLEMAN COMING THROUGH

Called up from Triple-A May 12, Coleman has appeared in five games without allowing a run in seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out five.

''He's stepping up in big moments. We thought we had some other guys that would fit that role and maybe he can bridge the gap. If he can do that, fantastic,'' Gardenhire said.

CASTELLANOS CLICKING

Castellanos had his fourth straight multi-hit game and was 6 for 12 in the three-game series. He is hitting .324 and has 19 multi-hit games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd, who left Tuesday's game with a left oblique spasm, was feeling good and expected to get out and move around pregame, Gardenhire said.

Twins: Molitor said 3B Miguel Sano (left hamstring strain) was to play first base for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday before potentially returning to the Twins. ... RHP Michael Pineda is to throw 15 pitches off a mound for the first time Wednesday since having Tommy John surgery last July 18.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Mike Fiers (4-3, 4.57) is to start Friday against the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a season-long 12-game homestand.

Twins: RHP Fernando Romero (2-0, 1.66) is on the mound Friday at Seattle to start a six-game trip.

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  • W: M. Fulmer (2-3)L: K. Gibson (1-3)S: S. Greene (11)
  • HR: DET - N. Goodrum (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Martin CF51100013.252.311.430.7411.5
N. Castellanos RF40200000.324.372.505.8783.0
V. Martinez DH31210001.243.307.372.6794.0
N. Goodrum 3B32221111.245.308.480.78810.5
J. Hicks 1B40100013.278.325.491.8160.5
J. Jones LF40110011.238.284.391.6751.5
G. Greiner C30100100.286.304.333.6382.0
J. Iglesias SS40000004.240.289.353.6420.0
D. Machado 2B40000023.206.260.281.541-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B31100101.238.307.416.7244.0
    M. Kepler RF30000123.248.335.465.8000.0
    E. Rosario DH40310001.295.319.534.8534.0
    E. Escobar 3B40000024.278.331.512.844-1.0
    L. Morrison 1B30000101.204.319.359.6781.0
    J. Cave LF40000011.111.111.444.556-0.5
    E. Adrianza SS30000000.220.287.297.5840.0
    a- R. Grossman PH10000000.228.308.337.6440.0
    B. Wilson C20000110.160.207.360.5670.5
    B. Buxton CF30100021.173.205.227.4321.0
    • a-flied out for Adrianza in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Castellanos (12), N. Goodrum (8)
    • HR - N. Goodrum (5)
    • SF - V. Martinez (3)
    • RBI - V. Martinez (21), N. Goodrum 2 (13), J. Jones (11)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Dozier (10), B. Buxton (4)
    • RBI - E. Rosario (28)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Hicks-Iglesias-Machado; Iglesias-Hicks)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Adrianza-Dozier-Morrison; Adrianza-Dozier-Morrison)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fulmer (W, 2-3)5.24113504.081.2716.5
    L. Coleman (H, 1)1.10000200.000.714.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 9)1.01001102.661.231.5
    S. Greene (S, 11)1.00000004.031.3010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fulmer (W, 2-3)5.2
    L. Coleman (H, 1)1.1
    J. Jimenez (H, 9)1.0
    S. Greene (S, 11)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (L, 1-3)6.06331314.021.307.5
    T. Hildenberger1.11000203.571.153.0
    T. Rogers0.21110005.591.45-2.0
    R. Pressly1.02001102.081.310.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (L, 1-3)6.0
    T. Hildenberger1.1
    T. Rogers0.2
    R. Pressly1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 112-73, L. Coleman 18-12, J. Jimenez 19-11, S. Greene 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 5-6, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 23, L. Coleman 4, J. Jimenez 4, S. Greene 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 97-60, T. Hildenberger 23-15, T. Rogers 6-4, R. Pressly 27-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 9-5, T. Hildenberger 1-1, T. Rogers 1-0, R. Pressly 2-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 24, T. Hildenberger 5, T. Rogers 2, R. Pressly 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Martin CF51100013.252.311.430.7411.5
    N. Castellanos RF40200000.324.372.505.8783.0
    V. Martinez DH31210001.243.307.372.6794.0
    N. Goodrum 3B32221111.245.308.480.78810.5
    J. Hicks 1B40100013.278.325.491.8160.5
    J. Jones LF40110011.238.284.391.6751.5
    G. Greiner C30100100.286.304.333.6382.0
    J. Iglesias SS40000004.240.289.353.6420.0
    D. Machado 2B40000023.206.260.281.541-1.0
    Total34410412616-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B31100101.238.307.416.7244.0
      M. Kepler RF30000123.248.335.465.8000.0
      E. Rosario DH40310001.295.319.534.8534.0
      E. Escobar 3B40000024.278.331.512.844-1.0
      L. Morrison 1B30000101.204.319.359.6781.0
      J. Cave LF40000011.111.111.444.556-0.5
      E. Adrianza SS30000000.220.287.297.5840.0
      a- R. Grossman PH10000000.228.308.337.6440.0
      B. Wilson C20000110.160.207.360.5670.5
      B. Buxton CF30100021.173.205.227.4321.0
      Total3015104812-----
      • a-flied out for Adrianza in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos (12), N. Goodrum (8)
      • HR - N. Goodrum (5)
      • SF - V. Martinez (3)
      • RBI - V. Martinez (21), N. Goodrum 2 (13), J. Jones (11)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Dozier (10), B. Buxton (4)
      • RBI - E. Rosario (28)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Hicks-Iglesias-Machado; Iglesias-Hicks)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Adrianza-Dozier-Morrison; Adrianza-Dozier-Morrison)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fulmer (W, 2-3)5.24113504.081.2716.5
      L. Coleman (H, 1)1.10000200.000.714.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 9)1.01001102.661.231.5
      S. Greene (S, 11)1.00000004.031.3010.0
      Total9.0511480---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fulmer (W, 2-3)5.2
      L. Coleman (H, 1)1.1
      J. Jimenez (H, 9)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 11)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (L, 1-3)6.06331314.021.307.5
      T. Hildenberger1.11000203.571.153.0
      T. Rogers0.21110005.591.45-2.0
      R. Pressly1.02001102.081.310.5
      Total9.01044261---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (L, 1-3)6.0
      T. Hildenberger1.1
      T. Rogers0.2
      R. Pressly1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 112-73, L. Coleman 18-12, J. Jimenez 19-11, S. Greene 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 5-6, J. Jimenez 1-0, S. Greene 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 23, L. Coleman 4, J. Jimenez 4, S. Greene 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 97-60, T. Hildenberger 23-15, T. Rogers 6-4, R. Pressly 27-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 9-5, T. Hildenberger 1-1, T. Rogers 1-0, R. Pressly 2-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 24, T. Hildenberger 5, T. Rogers 2, R. Pressly 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Jones singled to center, Goodrum scored, Hicks to second41
      • 4TH INNING
        Goodrum homered to right, Martinez scored31
      • 1ST INNING
        Rosario singled to right center, Dozier scored11
        Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Martin scored, Castellanos to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Rogers Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum doubled to deep left
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Taylor Rogers
        • J. Hicks: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hicks reached on an infield single to shortstop, Goodrum to third
        • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jones singled to center, Goodrum scored, Hicks to second
        • G. Greiner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Greiner walked, Hicks to third, Jones to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks out at home, Jones to third, Greiner to second
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Morrison flied out to left
        • J. Cave: Cave grounded out to shortstop
        • Robbie Grossman hit for Ehire Adrianza
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grossman flied out to deep right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Hildenberger Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castellanos singled to left
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Trevor Hildenberger
        • V. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Castellanos out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Louis Coleman
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kepler grounded into double play shortstop to first, Dozier out at second
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Rosario singled to left
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Kyle Gibson
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Greiner flied out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Machado: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Coleman Pitching:
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adrianza flied out to deep right
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging
        • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to left center
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Martinez to second
        • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martinez to third, Goodrum out at second
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Rosario singled to left
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Rosario out at second
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Morrison walked
        • Louis Coleman relieved Michael Fulmer
        • J. Cave: Ball, Cave fouled out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • L. Martin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martin fouled out to catcher
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wilson grounded out to third
        • B. Buxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Buxton doubled to center
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier flied out to deep center, Buxton to third
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to left center
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodrum homered to right, Martinez scored
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Greiner singled to center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morrison grounded out to first
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado flied out to center
        • L. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to catcher
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kepler walked
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to shallow left
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • G. Greiner: Greiner grounded out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cave flied out to deep center
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza flied out to right
        • B. Wilson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wilson walked
        • B. Buxton: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • L. Martin: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin reached on an infield single to first
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos doubled to deep left, Martin to third
        • V. Martinez: Foul, Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Martin scored, Castellanos to third
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks lined out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fulmer Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Dozier doubled to deep center
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kepler struck out looking
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario singled to right center, Dozier scored
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Morrison flied out to left
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)