DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera’s fly ball turned into a short driving single at Jonathan Schupe right from the start, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Saturday night, sweeping with two heads.
The second game was tied 3-3 after seven games, and the twins took the lead in eighth place, when Nick Gordon, who runs with kicks on the field, scored on a wild pitch from Puerto Rican Joe Jimenez (3-1).
But the tigers turned around at the bottom. Scoop tied the score with a single difference from Taylor Rogers (2-4). After hitting Robbie Grossman, Cabrera hit his short shot to midfield, which landed on the ground while Schaup was cruising at the bases.
At the start of the game, Detroit won 1-0. Grossman hit the ground running early in that match, four bowlers combined for two hitters.
Jose Ureña, who started with Tigres, allowed two hits in three rounds to leave the game with pain in his right thigh.
Daniel Norris (1-3) scored six, Kyle Funkhuser scored all three in the sixth inning, and Gregory Soto worked out a seventh in his eighth block.
Left-handed Charlie Barnes (0-1) played 4 2/3 runs on his Major League debut, dropping four strokes.
In the first meeting, for the twins, Venezuelan Luis Arriez 3-1. Dominican Jorge Polanco 2-1.
For the Tigers, Mexican Isaac Paredes 3-1.
In the second game, for the twins, Dominican Polanco 4-1, Nelson Cruz 3-2 with one goal and produced one, Miguel Sano 2-1. Venezuelan Aries 1-0.
For the Tigers, Venezuelan Cabrera 4-1 with RBI, Harold Castro 2-0. Dominican Gamer Candelario 2-0 in one game.