Errors lead to Tigers’ loss

DETROIT — Jamey Carroll hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give Minnesota the lead, and the Twins outlasted the sloppy Detroit Tigers 11-7 on Wednesday night.

Detroit made four errors in the first three innings.

The Tigers still led 7-6 when Carroll came up with men on first and second in the sixth. His double off Duane Below (2-1) scored both runners.

Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer for Minnesota in the second, and Trevor Plouffe’s two-run shot in the ninth made it 11-7.

Minnesota’s Justin Morneau went 1 for 5 with a double in his first game back after being on the disabled list with a sore left wrist.

Alex Burnett (1-0) got the win in relief after Twins starter Nick Blackburn lasted only two

innings.

Minnesota opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the first inning as Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham hit doubles.

Detroit answered with a run of its own on a sacrifice fly by Prince Fielder to plate Austin Jackson

After the Twins scored three runs in the second inning, Detroit countered with five runs as Ramon Santiago, Jackson, Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera had RBI singles. Fielder followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Tigers would plate one more run on a Cabrera double.

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