Twins’ win streak ends with 10-8 loss to Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS — Grayson Greiner hit a tiebreaking homer within the eighth inning off left fielder Eddie Rosario’s glove and the Detroit Tigers rocked Minnesota’s bullpen for eight runs to beat the Twins 10-8 Sunday.
Detroit erased a four-run deficit by raking Minnesota’s relievers within the late innings. The Tigers snapped a streak of 5 straight losses to the Twins.
Tigers reliever Kyle Funkhouser (1-1) earned his first profession win and whereas Bryan Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth for his first large league save.
After falling behind 6-2 after 5 innings, Detroit scored eight occasions over the following three innings. Greiner’s homer, which made it 8-7, glanced off Rosario’s glove earlier than ending up simply over the wall. Jonathan Schoop and Miguel Cabrera every drove in a run later within the inning.
Detroit scored three runs off reliever Trevor Might and two in opposition to Tyler Duffey within the sixth and seventh innings earlier than Greiner related off Sergio Romo (1-2). The Tigers completed sport with 17 hits, one shy of their season excessive.
Tigers third baseman Sergio Alcantara homered on the second main league pitch he confronted, sending a solo shot off Wealthy Hill to left discipline within the third. Alcantara had by no means performed above Double-A previous to his large league debut at Goal Area.
Twins second baseman Luis Arraez returned to the lineup after lacking 4 video games with left patellar soreness. He hit an RBI double within the fifth that gave Minnesota a 3-2 lead.
Rosario homered within the eighth.
Tigers starter Casey Mize gave up three runs on 5 hits and two walks in 4 innings.
Twins reliever Zack Littell was reinstated from the injured checklist and optioned to Minnesota’s alternate coaching web site. He missed time with proper elbow irritation.
Tigers: Supervisor Ron Gardenhire missed the sport as a result of a abdomen bug that pressured him to go away Saturday’s sport early. Bench coach Lloyd McClendon, who took over for Gardenhire on Saturday, managed the Tigers on Sunday.
Twins: DH Nelson Cruz didn’t play as a result of gentle hip tightness, however the Twins mentioned it was mainly a daily time off for Cruz. The 40-year-old slugger had performed in 40 of Minnesota’s 41 video games previous to Sunday.
Tigers: RHP Michael Fulmer (0-0, 7.27 ERA) takes to the mound Monday for his seventh outing of the yr. Nonetheless working his manner again from Tommy John surgical procedure, Fulmer has not pitched greater than three innings in any of his six begins this season.
Twins: RHP Michael Pineda (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will make simply his second begin of the season after returning this week from a 60-game suspension that started final season. Pineda allowed two runs in six innings however didn’t earn a call in opposition to the White Sox in his season debut Tuesday.