DETROIT — Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam in the fourth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.
The utility man’s seventh career homer erased a 3-1 deficit made a winner out of Detroit starter Michael Fulmer (1-0), who finished strong after allowing three runs in the first three innings. Fulmer lasted six innings and struck out seven.
Tyler Collins added two hits and an RBI for Detroit. The Tigers have homered in each of their first eight games, a franchise record to start a season.
Alex Wilson tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the third save of his career and first since 2015. He got out of a two-on, two-out jam by retiring Eduardo Escobar on a flyout to end the game.