Home run hitters generally strike out alot more too
Twins use speed, pitching to shut out Tigers
By the Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — This is what it often looks like when the Minnesota Twins are winning: bunts, two-out singles and a whole lot of speed.
Nick Blackburn combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, and Joe Mauer’s two-run single with two outs sparked a five-run third inning that led the surging Twins over the Detroit Tigers, 7-0 Wednesday.
“That’s what we preach,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s what we talk about. When it starts happening, that’s when we start winning ballgames.”