(Detroit, MI) — Jake Cave and Nelson Cruz each drove in two runs as the Twins upended the Tigers 8-3 in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. The Twins increased their lead in the AL Central to 5 + games over Cleveland.
Detroit has lost seven of eight and still needs four wins at Comerica Park to avoid becoming the first big league team to lose 60 games at home in a season.
Cave’s two-run single highlighted a five-run second inning.
Michael Pineda (11-5) got the win, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out nine.
Spencer Turnbull (3-14) took the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.