6/15/2013 6:52 P.M. ET
Leyland a big fan of Minnesota's Target Field
By Kelly Erickson / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- Less than 24 hours after a 4-0 victory Friday night at Target Field, Tigers manager Jim Leyland spoke highly of the American League Central's youngest venue.
While discussing the unique aspects of different Major League parks, Leyland noted how much he enjoyed playing in Target Field.
"I love this ballpark, I think they did a terrific job," Leyland said. "I like it a lot. … I like the dugout."
More than because it's a nice facility, Leyland should like Target Field because his team entering Saturday is 17-6 at the park since Sept. 2, 2010, and has outscored the Twins 125-92 during that time.
• On Friday night, Prince Fielder followed an intentional walk to Miguel Cabrera with a two-run double. Fielder has reached base safely in 15 of his past 22 plate appearances after a Cabrera walk and is batting .650 with five doubles and 16 RBIs in that span.
• Tigers starting pitchers have tossed quality starts in 19 of Detroit's past 20 games and have gone 11-5 in that span. The rotation has combined for 156 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA during that stretch.
Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.