Tigers Score 7 in 7th Inning, Beat Minnesota 7-2
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive homers during a seven-run seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday night as manager Brad Ausmus served a one-game suspension.
Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking two-run single for the Tigers, who have won three straight after losing 11 of their previous 12. Ausmus was suspended one game for his tirade Monday, when he was ejected during Detroit's 10-8 win, but since their manager's frustration boiled over, the Tigers have enjoyed mostly positive developments on the field.
Minnesota's Phil Hughes took a shutout into the seventh but was lifted after allowing Miguel Cabrera's triple and Victor Martinez's sacrifice fly. The Twins needed three relievers to get the final two outs of the inning as Detroit broke through in a big way.
Kyle Ryan (1-1) got the win in relief, and Michael Tonkin (1-2) took the loss.
Twins send Berrios back to Triple-A
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins sent right-hander Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester, after the rookie allowed seven runs without finishing the first inning of his fourth career start.
The Twins made the move Tuesday before their game at Detroit, recalling left-hander Taylor Rogers from Rochester for help for the staff.
Berrios gave up 17 earned runs in 15 innings with 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in his major league debut, including recording only two outs Monday against the Tigers. The 21-year-old Berrios is Minnesota's top pitching prospect.
Rogers, also a rookie, made one relief appearance for the Twins last month.
Detroit's Ausmus suspended over ejection, tirade
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and fined after his histrionic ejection from Monday night's game against Minnesota.
Ausmus served the suspension Tuesday night against the Twins. Bench coach Gene Lamont managed.
Ausmus was ejected in the fourth inning Monday for arguing a called third strike in Detroit's 10-8 win. During the argument, he took off his sweatshirt and used it to cover up home plate.