Justin Verlander, Tigers
He surrendered a run in the second inning, then never allowed another Twin to reach third base, as his ERA dwindled to 1.83.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 Hits by Wilkin Ramirez off Verlander, his former teammate with the Tigers
5 Runs driven in by Prince Fielder in the series, more than the Twins have scored as a team (four).
1.93 Anthony Swarzak’s ERA this season, after pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday
The Twins try to reach .500 by salvaging final game of series, but they’ll have to beat Anibal Sanchez (3-1, 1.34 ERA) to do it.