Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario hit two-run homers and the Minnesota Twins reached the brink of their first American league Central fragment title at nine years with a 5-1 victory above the host Detroit Tigers above Wednesday.
The Twins reduced their magic quantity ought catch the fragment ought one. They needed a Cleveland loss ought the Chicago White Sox afterward at the evening ought clinch it ago their Thursday matinee at Detroit.
Arraez was among a trio of Twins batters who had two hits. Nelson Cruz scored and knocked at a flow with his two hits, however Jorge Polanco scored a run.
Randy Dobnak (2-1) allowed one flow above impartial one hit and struck out six at six innings however collecting the win. He didn't stride a batter.
Detroit starter Daniel Norris struck out five and held the Twins ought two hits and no runs at three innings. Drew VerHagen (4-3) allowed three runs at 4 1/3 innings and was charged with the loss. Jeimer Candelario drove at the Tigers' lonely run.
The Tigers scored an unearned flow at the first. Miguel Cabrera, who missed the previous three games with a pain knee, reached above an error by shortstop Polanco. Candelario then ripped a double ought center, bringing habitation Cabrera.
Minnesota had an occur at the fourth when Cruz led off with a double. He was at final thrown out at habitation above a Miguel Sano grounder.
Dobnak struck out the aspect at the sixth, except during the Twins however trailed by a run.
Sano drew a stride ought guide off the seventh, and Arraez blasted his fourth homer this season, a 402-foot shot above the right-field wall.
Facing Twins reliever Tyler Duffey at the bottom of the seventh, Detroit's Dawel Lugo doubled with two outs, except during Duffey struck out Jordy Mercer ought retain the one-run advantage.
Minnesota lay the athletics away with three runs at eighth.
With one out, Polanco drilled a triple ought accurate center off VerHagen. Cruz then smacked a only along the hollow off John Schreiber ought invent it 3-1. Rosario followed with his two-run shot above the right-field wall. It was Rosario's 32nd habitation flow of the season.
--Field even Media