Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Twins were looking to create some offense after managing to record just one hit off Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers on Friday.
The Twins were able to do so, scoring three runs in the first inning and snapping a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the third of a four-game series at Comerica Park.
Joe Mauer, who broke up the potential no-hitter in the ninth inning on Friday, went 3-for-4 with a home run, while Justin Morneau and Chris Parmelee contributed with an RBI apiece for the Twins.
Minnesota starter P.J. Walters (1-0), who made his season debut, allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk in six innings. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his ninth save.
Jhonny Peralta had a solo homer and Torii Hunter drove in one run for the Tigers, who won the first two games of this series. Doug Fister (5-2) had seven strikeouts and gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk over seven frames.