Ryan, Twins send Tigers to 22nd shutout loss of season
DETROIT - Jake Ryan allowed five hits in six innings and the Minnesota Twins blanked Detroit 7-0 on Friday night, the Tigers' 22nd shutout loss of the season.
Detroit had its six-game winning streak snapped and surpassed the 1973 New York Yankees and 1976 Chicago White Sox, whose 21 times shut out were the most in the American League in the DH era.
Ryan (13-8) walked one and struck out eight. He fanned Miguel Cabrera and Spencer Torkelson to start the second, tying and breaking Francisco Liriano’s franchise record of 144 strikeouts for a rookie pitcher.
Tigers starter Tyler Alexander (4-11) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in five innings.
aDETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 30: Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins singles against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on September 30, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the third on Mark Contreras' RBI double and added two more runs in the fourth. Gio Urshela walked and scored on Ryan Jeffers' triple, and Jake Cave made it 3-0 with a two-out single.
Minnesota loaded the bases in the fifth, but Jeffers grounded out to end the inning, while Torkelson struck out to end the Tigers sixth with the bases loaded.
Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer off Will Vest in the seventh, giving the Twins a 5-0 lead, and Gilberto Celestino added an RBI double later in the inning.
Urshela made it 7-0 in the eighth before Kody Clemens threw a scoreless ninth in his seventh pitching appearance of the season. Clemens, the son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, didn't pitch in college and the minors before reaching the majors earlier this season, but has replaced Harold Castro as Detroit's go-to emergency reliever.
ANOTHER MIGGY MILESTONE
The game was Miguel Cabrera's 999th at Comerica Park. Only one active major league player has played 1,000 games at one ballpark: Yadier Molina at Busch Stadium. Five Tigers —- Al Kaline, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, Charlie Gehringer and Norm Cash — played 1,000 games at Tiger Stadium, but Cabrera will be the first to do it at its successor, which opened in 2000.
The teams play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday evening, with Detroit's Drew Hutchinson (3-9, 4.54) facing Dylan Bundy (8-8, 4.93).