Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez had three hits and drove in two runs each, as the Cincinnati Reds built an early eight-run lead and then held on for an 11-10 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night in Milwaukee.
Matt Belisle, who bailed out Hildy by getting the final out of the eighth inning, opened up the the ninth by giving up a leadoff single to Mikie Mahtook. Detroit has still won six of the last 10 between these two. "That's the biggest thing".
The Twins, though, just kept on hitting.
"I was patient at the beginning of the at-bat". Upton hit a 2-2 pitch beyond the bullpen in left. "Then he went to the fastball and I was able to get it elevated". "We did a lot of good things; you get 19 hits and 11 runs and can't win". The under is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings in Detroit.
The Twins offense continued to roll, as they built an 11-6 lead by the sixth inning.
TWINS 9, TIGERS 4: At Detroit, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered and drove in three runs each as Minnesota extended its winning streak to six. He gave up six runs on six hits and two walks. McCann's grand slam in the first put the Tigers on top 5-0. He has a.258 batting average with 11 home runs and 37 RBI for the season.
"Games like that, winning games are fun", Mahtook said. Twins starter Kyle Gibson allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in 4⅔ innings. Mauer's sixth home run, to left-center field, was his 16th against Detroit in his career and his five RBIs gave him 114 versus the Tigers. Jason Castro was 3-for-4 with a walk. It was the fourth home run allowed by Mujica in five innings with the Tigers. Minnesota starter Jose Berrios was pulled after hitting the next batter, Ian Kinsler. Give me the Twins again tonight.
Down 11-7, after blowing a 5-0 lead, the Tigers scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to make a game of it.
Zimmermann wouldn't survive the fourth. They are now 1-54 when trailing after eight innings. However, with Sano back at third on Saturday, Escobar is sitting this one out. Rosario's second home run in two games went over the wall in right-center field. His last outing saw him give up 5 runs to the Rangers in five innings.