Twins drop consecutive games, series for first time this season
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To put it simply, just about everything that could go wrong, did go wrong in Detroit.
By this afternoon, three starters -- Morneau, catcher Joe Mauer (toe) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (turf toe) -- were out of the lineup because of nagging injuries, and the "B" squad generated all of four hits in a 3-0 shutout loss.
Just like that, the Tigers (13-10) have clawed their way back within 1½ games of the Twins (14-8), who continue their stretch of 13 games in as many days on Friday night at Cleveland.