Dozier Hits 40th, Twins Lose
DETROIT (AP) — Brian Dozier hit his 40th homer, and Kurt Suzuki also went deep for the Twins, but the Detroit Tigers rallied to overtake the Twins 4-2 Monday night.
Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler homered, and the Detroit Tigers scored two runs in the seventh inning on close plays at the plate, providing the margin of victory.
Andrew Romine slid in safely with the tying run on a double by Jose Iglesias, and Iglesias scored on Kinsler's sacrifice fly to put the Tigers ahead 3-2. Cabrera's homer in the eighth gave Detroit an insurance run, and the Tigers pulled within a game of Baltimore for the American League's second wild card.
Shane Greene (4-4) got the win in relief, and Bruce Rondon worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth. Francisco Rodriguez walked two in the ninth but held on for his 41st save in 45 chances.
Alex Wimmers (1-2) took the loss.
Game two of the series is tonight, beginning with the pre-game show at 5:30. Kyle Gibson starts for the Twins with the first pitch at 6:10 on 1340 KROC AM.