Upton walk-off blast lifts Tigers over Twins

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

Upton finished the night 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Rosario's second home run in two games went over the wall in right-center field. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger gave up McCann's RBI groundout and the Iglesias home run, which made it 11-10.

Mikie Mahtook homered for Detroit, which has lost six of seven. Finally, they led 12-11 and the night was over as Justin Upton jogged around the bases after clobbering a walk-off two-run home run.

Bruce drove in another run with a single in the fifth after Jose Ramirez's leadoff double. The Twins are allowing an average of 3.2 runs during the winning streak and leaned heavily in the series opener on the bullpen, which responded by allowing one run and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in relief of ineffective starter Kyle Gibson.

Stanton has hit 20 home runs in his last 32 games.

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WHITE SOX 6, ROYALS 3: At Chicago, Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run, seventh-inning rally, Reynaldo Lopez pitched six strong innings in his White Sox debut and Chicago won its fourth straight. The last player to accomplish the feat in the same season was the Los Angeles Dodgers' Shawn Green in 2002, according to STATS LLC.

Carlos Martinez (9-9) tossed six solid innings and also drove in a run for the Cardinals. Detroit are 27-11 in their last 38 home games versus a team with a winning record and Detroit are 2-7 in their last 9 home games versus a team with a winning record while the over is 34-16-3 in Detroit last 53 versus the American League Central.

A former first lieutenant in the United States Army, and the first graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, to reach the majors, Rowley missed all of the 2014 and 2015 minor league seasons while on active service, including a stint in Bulgaria. Zimmermann was not almost as strong at Minnesota on July 22, when he was ripped for five runs on nine hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

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