Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers singles to shallow left center field in the seventh inning scoring Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (not in photo) to tie the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 20, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hunter, Mauer Lead Twins Past Tigers 6-2

The Tigers lost outfielder J.D. Martinez to a back injury. The team announced he had lower back tightness and is day-to-day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2015

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out in file photo. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Santana’s 3 Hits Lead Twins Past Tigers 8-4

The Tigers ended the night with a half-game lead over the second-place Royals, who beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2.

97.1 The Ticket–09/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 11: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers scores on the single to center field by Austin Jackson #14 during the fourth inning of the game against Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Twins Rally Past Careless Tigers 4-3

The Twins took advantage of poor defense by the Tigers in the late innings.

97.1 The Ticket–05/11/2014

Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers challenges a call by second base umpire Brian O'Nora #7 during the third inning of the game on April 26, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Can’t Hold On To Lead Losing To Minnesota

In their first 20 games, the Tigers’ staff had walked an American League-low 52 batters. They hadn’t had more than five in any single game.

97.1 The Ticket–04/26/2014

Sam Fuld #1 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into home plate as Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers fields the ball during the fifth inning of the game on April 26, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Fall To Twins 5-3

Detroit led 2-0 before starter Anibal Sanchez left in the third with a blister on his middle finger on his throwing hand, forcing newly recalled Jose Ortega (0-1) into action.

97.1 The Ticket–04/26/2014

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TTYM: Watch Mike Pelfrey Get Punked And Iowa State’s Coach Dance Like No One Is Watching

In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch the Twins pull an epic March Madness prank on Mike Pelfrey, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg’s lack of dancing prowess go viral and what just might be the worst answer to a sports question ever.


Phil Coke of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the Opening Day game on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose To Twins, Coke Sent To Minors

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.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2013

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Not The First Time Twins’ Mauer A Spoiler

For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning.

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2013

Detroit Tigers - Doug Fister. (Getty Images)

Fister Pitches Shutout, Tigers Win 8-0

Doug Fister pitched his first career shutout helping the Detroit Tigers to victory over the Minnesota Twins 8-0 on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/22/2012

Anibal Sanchez - Detroit Tigers is congratulated by teammates after leaving the game in the seventh inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians on Aug.3, 2012. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Tigers And Twins Preview: 8-13-12

The Detroit Tigers have gotten steady performances lately from one player they acquired last month, but they could use some better efforts from the other player who came over in the same deal.

97.1 The Ticket–08/13/2012