DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Mauer hit his first career grand slam in leading the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers 11-to-1. Johan Santana scattered five hits over six innings to improve to 9-and-4.
The anticipated pitching duel between Santana and Justin Verlander never really materialized. Verlander gave up two runs in the first inning and Mauer broke the game open with his grand slam in the fifth. Verlander fell to 9-and-3.