Game 121: Minnesota Twins (66-54) @ Detroit Tigers (68-47)

Tuesday August 18, 1987

Tigers 11, Twins 2

It was the Tigers’ turn to do the early scoring on this night, and they did so with a six run first inning off of Steve Carlton.

Carlton lasted only three innings, allowing nine runs, six of which were earned. The Tigers used the home run ball to put together their big inning. Larry Herndon hit a three-run home run and Tom Brookens hit a two-run shot off of Carlton in the first.

Randy Bush and Roy Smalley each hit a solo home run to account for all of the Twins’ runs. Jack Morris pitched well, allowing only three hits in seven innings, including the two home runs.

Player of the Game
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Larry Herndon 3-3, HR, 5 RBI

AL West Standings through 8/18 (Retrosheet)

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Minnesota Twins                121   66   55    0  .545     -   610  607
Oakland Athletics              119   60   59    0  .504   5.0   617  572
California Angels              120   60   60    0  .500   5.5   575  595
Kansas City Royals             119   59   60    0  .496   6.0   503  496
Texas Rangers                  118   56   62    0  .475   8.5   637  641
Seattle Mariners               119   56   63    0  .471   9.0   551  616
Chicago White Sox              118   48   70    0  .407  16.5   530  573

Tomorrow at Detroit: Bert Blyleven 12-9 4.31 vs Walt Terrell 9-10 4.46
Thursday @ DET
Friday-Sunday @ BOS
8/24-8/26 vs DET
8/28-8/30 @ MIL

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