TWINS 7, TIGERS 6
Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and Minnesota beat Detroit to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August.
Eddie Rosario added a two-run homer for the Twins (35-22), who have won four straight. They moved a half-game ahead of the second-place White Sox (34-22).
Maeda (6-1) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings with nine strikeouts. After an infield hit by the first batter of the game, he set down 15 of his next 16 hitters. He gave up a three-run homer to Miguel Cabrera in the sixth.
Cabrera hit another three-run shot with two outs in the ninth off Sergio Romo, who retired Jeimer Candelario for his fifth save.
Tigers rookie Casey Mize (0-3) gave up six runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Mize, the top pick in the 2018 amateur draft, finished his rookie season with a 6.99 ERA in seven starts.
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