DETROIT -- Justin Morneau showed contending teams who may want to make a deal for him hes still got it, hitting a two-run homer
DETROIT -- Justin Morneau showed contending teams who may want to make a deal for him hes still got it, hitting a two-run homerin Fragen & Antworten 09.03.2018 08:53
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DETROIT -- Justin Morneau showed contending teams who may want to make a deal for him hes still got it, hitting a two-run homer and a two-run double before finishing with a season-high four hits to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Tuesday night. Bobby Clarke Jersey . "Hes obviously still a threat," Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello said after Morneau roughed him up. "The home run was one of the better pitches I threw to him all night." Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the fourth-place Twins hold on for the win against the AL Central-division leading Tigers. Cabrera, who has been playing through a series of injuries, finished his last at-bat in pain. "You could see it in his facial expression," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland, adding he didnt know what Cabreras latest ailment was about 15 minutes after the game ended. Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth, and Perkins finished for his 29th save in 32 chances -- barely. Detroit catcher Brayan Pena led off the ninth with a single after fouling a pitch off his right big toe and struggling to run to first base before, he was replaced by Bryan Holaday. After Austin Jackson walked with two outs, Cabrera came to the plate. The fans that stuck around rose to their feet only to go home disappointed when the reigning AL MVP swung and missed on a third strike. "When you get to their closer, its going to be pretty rough to come back," Leyland said. "I think hes one of the best in the league." Porcello (9-7) allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings for Detroit. The Twins were without All-Star Joe Mauer, who was scratched from his start at first when he experienced dizziness during batting practice. Minnesota might end the season without Morneau, who can be traded by the end of the month because he cleared waivers. "Thats just part of baseball in August," he said. "Theres nothing I can do about it, and I dont expect anything to happen. But if it does, Ill deal with it. Right now, Im just playing." Gardenhire also said before the game he didnt plan to put Mauer behind the plate during the series, insisting the decision had nothing to do with Mauers mask getting hit by a lot of baseballs when he played catcher Monday against the New York Mets. A couple hours later, Mauer was taken out of the lineup. And after the game, Mauer was put on the seven-day concussion disabled list. "Im glad we have the means to find out that someones hurt and do the right thing for them," Gardenhire said. "For a long time, you had guys playing through these things, but now we have the tests to find out that something is wrong and take care of them." The Twins put Morneau, who is in the final year of his contract, on revocable waivers last week and he wasnt claimed. He was drafted by Minnesota in 1999 and has been a cornerstone of the team for a decade. "Youd love for him to finish his career here," Gardenhire said. "Its now always up to the manager." Prince Fielder hit his 20th homer to get the Tigers within two runs in the fourth inning, but they allowed Minnesota to build its lead in each of the next two innings. Phil Coke pitched in relief of Porcello and Morneau sent his first pitch into the right-field gap to put Minnesota up 5-1 in the fifth inning. After the game, Coke was sent to Triple-A Toledo to work on his control and left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez was recalled. "Were not down on Phil Coke," Leyland insisted. "Hes coming back Sept. 1." That wasnt of much consolation for Coke. "Im not happy," he said. "I dont know who would be." Pedro Florimon hit a solo homer off Jeremy Bonderman in the sixth, giving the Twins a five-run lead. NOTES: The Twins want to see RHP Samuel Deduno pitch in the bullpen before letting him take his start in the rotation Friday because he has biceps tendinitis. ... Tigers C Alex Avila, who hasnt played since Aug. 10 because of concussion symptoms, participated in pregame drills on the field and the early returns from his workout were positive. Avila will wear a mask with more padding when he returns to play. ... Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia was out of the lineup because of a sore left wrist. Wayne Simmonds Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Andrew MacDonald Jersey .com) - The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Seth Curry on Tuesday. http://www.nhlflyersproauthentic.com/kimmo-timonen-hockey-jersey/ . MacLean clocked 8:24.91 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 8:27.59 set by Brittany Reimer of Victoria at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal. MacLean and Tabitha Baumann of Ottawa -- second in 8:32.37 -- both went under the qualifying standard to be nominated to the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific teams.NAPLES, Italy -- Napoli humiliated Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to progress 5-3 on aggregate to the Italian Cup final against Fiorentina. Jose Maria Callejon headed in Cristian Maggios cross to give Napoli the lead shortly after the half hour mark against last years runners-up. The goal would have seen Napoli progress on away goals after its 3-2 defeat in Rome last week. Callejon almost doubled his tally immediately after the restart when he forced a fantastic fingertip save from former Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis. The resulting corner was flicked on for Gonzalo Higuain to head intto the top corner. Taylor Leier Jersey. Jorginho sealed the result three minutes later after a deft pass from Dries Mertens sent him clean through on goal. Kevin Strootman -- who scored a memorable goal last week from more than 30 metres -- was sent off 11 minutes from time after two bookings in quick succession to cap a miserable night for Roma. Strootman was handed his first yellow card for a tackle on Callejon, and was then immediately shown another for sarcastically applauding the referees decision. Fiorentina beat Udinese 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a 3-2 win on aggregate. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '