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Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

13 August, 2017, 11:57 | Author: Joan Malone
  • MINNEAPOLIS MN- JULY 22 Detroit Tigers Left fielder Justin Upton high-fives teammates during a MLB game between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers

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.

The Twins stayed fell 4 1/2 games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central and slipped out of the second AL wild-card spot pending late West Coast games.

Minnesota Twins shortstop/third baseman Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. But Detroit was far from done. And considering the fact the Twins traded their closer Brandon Kintzler at the trade deadline, Detroit was confident going into the final frame.

YANKEES 5, RED SOX 4: At New York, Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning, then threw out a runner at third in the ninth inning to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble and helped New York stop Boston's winning streak at eight.

Dillon Gee allowed a sacrifice fly to Upton after Mahtook's one-out triple in the seventh.

Mauer hit a two-run home run off Edward Mujica in a three-run sixth inning. 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. Detroit pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with Justin Upton, Jose Iglesias and James McCann each going deep and combining for eight RBI's and six runs on five hits.

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Joe Mauer homered and drove in five runs as the Twins took an 11-6 lead.

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. With two outs, Castellanos' infield single scored Mahtook.

He would give up another run on an RBI single by Dozier before departing.

Miguel Cabrera came out of the game after he singled in the fifth inning, complaining of lower back stiffness.

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.

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