Twins Blow Lead, Lose to Detroit – Outhit 13-2
DETROIT (AP) — Rajai Davis hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 6-4 victory over the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
It was the type of loss the Twins may look back on if they don't make the postseason. They entered the day trailing Houston by 1 1/2 games for the second wild card in the American League, and they led 4-1 in the seventh against the sub-.500 Tigers before the bullpen gave away the lead.
Victor Martinez tied it with a two-run double off Glen Perkins in the seventh, and Perkins (2-5) also allowed Davis' opposite-field homer to right an inning later.
Alex Wilson (3-3) got the win in relief, and Neftali Feliz pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
The Tigers outhit Minnesota 13-2.
Meanwhile, Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron hit two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Angels surged within a half-game of playoff position with an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Mike Trout went 3 for 5 with an RBI double as the Angels (79-74) won their third straight and nearly closed the gap on the Houston Astros (80-74), who lost to Texas, for the second AL wild card spot.
Los Angeles also moved past the Twins (78-75), who lost at Detroit.