Ryan Doumit came through with a two-run double in the bottom of eighth inning to help the Twins down the Tigers, 4-2. Doumit also hit a two-run homer in the seventh for Minnesota. Reliever Jared Burton earned the win for the Twins, while Glen Perkins locked up his 16th save. The Twins and Tigers continue the set today.
Twins Grant Nishioka Unconditional Release
The Minnesota Twins have granted infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka his unconditional release. The 28-year-old asked to be cut loose despite one year remaining on a three-year contract that was to pay him $3-million next season with a $250-thousand buyout. The Japanese import failed to record a hit in 12 at-bats, but knocked in a run in three games for the Twins this season. Nishioka’s 2011 season was cut short by a broken leg suffered in a collision with New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher.