Nick Castellanos, Detroit
His two-run homer got the Tigers off to a good start, and he added another RBI in the seven-run third inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
1-7 The Twins' record in the first game of their eight series this season.
11 Hits, in 20 at-bats, by former Twins star Torii Hunter in his past four games vs. his old team.
Anibal Sanchez, who posted a 1.78 ERA in five starts vs. the Twins last year, faces Phil Hughes.