Despite a sterling debut for starter Kevin Correia -- two earned runs allowed over seven innings -- the Twins were in danger of falling for the second straight game to the defending American League champions. Then a two-run, ninth-inning uprising, capped by Eduardo Escobar's two-run double to deep left-center, gave the Twins a walk-off victory. Three of the Twins' five hits came in the final three innings. MEANING: The Twins beat the Tigers for just the fifth time in 20 tries at Target Field since the start of 2011. They are 13-25 in the series during that span. They send RHP Mike Pelfrey, barely 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery, to the mound Thursday afternoon in hopes of claiming the season-opening series. ETC.: Attendance was 22,963, the lowest attendance in Target Field's three-plus years. ... Twins RF Chris Parmelee threw out Torii Hunter trying to go first to third on a single in the fifth inning.
Twins 3, Tigers 2: Eduardo Escobar's walk-off double caps ninth-inning rally
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Apr 3