Buxton Gets First Big League HR As Twins Beat Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — Byron Buxton doubled and homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a crucial 7-1 victory win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The Twins are battling Houston, Los Angeles and Cleveland for the final American League wild-card spot and have won two straight and five of seven.
For the Tigers, it was the final home game of an ugly season, and they finished the day with most of their key players on the bench.
Ervin Santana (7-4) cruised through seven innings, allowing one run on six hits and two walks, while striking out five.
Randy Wolf (0-5) was hit hard once again, giving up six runs on seven hits and a walk without getting out of the second inning.