Aug 15, 2012 at 6:59 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Outfielder Josh Willingham notched his career high 30th home run of the season Tuesday, but Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Fister (7-7) did not allow an earned run and struck out seven to win for the third time in four starts.
The Tigers overcame a bad defensive inning to end a three-game slide. Detroit remains two games back of Chicago in the AL Central.
Willingham's career mark makes him the 12th Twins player in history with a 30 homer season. In all a Twin has notched a 30 HR season now 24 times. Harmon Killebrew, the only Minnesota player in history with a 40 homer season, leads the way with eight seasons over the 30 homer plateau.