GAME RECAP

Impact player

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

ON DECK

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.

PHIL MILLER