Twins 12, Tigers 1
DETROIT — Joe Mauer highlighted a group of four players with two RBIs apiece as Minnesota increased its lead in the battle for the second American League wild-card spot with a victory over Detroit.
Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jason Castro also had two-RBI nights for the Twins, who are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. Adalberto Mejia was pulled one out shy of lasting long enough to get credit for the victory, which went to Dillon Gee (3-2) for his 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
The Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann (8-3) lasted four innings in his first start since Sept. 2, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He had been sidelined due to neck and shoulder pain.