Unlike Jason Johnson, Mike Maroth didn't pitch bad. And unlike Jeremy Bonderman, he didn't pitch well either. Rather, he had a mediocre outing, where on a big day from the offense he'd be the winner, and a low production game, he'd be a loser.
The Tigers only scored a run, and that in turn handed Maroth his 11th loss.
Maroth went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits. He also struggled a bit with his control, walking 4 batters (he also struck out 3). Al Levine and Jamie Walker closed it out, but the offense was never able to catch up.
And that was largely due to Carlos Silva. Silva gave up 9 hits, but allowed just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. It was Silva's 11th win of the year. The bullpen then took over and shut the Tigers out for the final 3 innings, with Joe Nathan recording his 40th save.
Jacque Jones led the Twins, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Christian Guzman added 2 hits also, and Terry Tiffee scored 2 runs and had an RBI.