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LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers poses during Photo Day on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Max Scherzer ORG XMIT: 159448021

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Monday's game recap: Detroit 4, Twins 3

  • April 29, 2013 - 11:35 PM

GAME RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER

Max Scherzer, Detroit

Detroit’s “other” righthanded strikeout machine whiffed 10, walked none and held the first four hitters in Twins lineup to 1-for-16.

BY THE NUMBERS

82 Points lost on Joe Mauer’s batting average since Tuesday, when he began his current 0-for-20 slump.

.353 Prince Fielder’s career batting average against Mike Pelfrey (6-17), including two home runs.

8 Runs driven in by Aaron Hicks, who ranks third on the Twins in RBI despite a .113 batting average.

ON DECK

It’s a rematch of Opening Day, when 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander outdueled Twins righthander Vance Worley.

PHIL MILLER

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