Bullpen Blows It For Tigers

Justin Verlander struck out 12 in six innigns and left the game with a 3-0 lead on Monday night, but the Tigers bullpen blew the lead in a 4-3 loss at Minnesota.  Joaquin Benoit served up a game tying home run in the ninth to Brian Dozier and Luke Putkonen allowed a game winning single to Josmil Pinto in the eleventh.  Torii Hunter had three hits and an RBI for Detroit.  Game two of a three game series is Tuesday night.

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