Riley Green’s second run-scoring single tied the score in the seventh on Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 in Minneapolis.
Green’s hit was the key to a three-run rally that ended a 3-2 deficit, winning over reliever Jason Foley (1-0). Andrew Chafin and Joe Jimenez each followed with one clean sheet before Gregory Soto locked down the ninth to get his 20th save in 22 chances.
The Griffin Jacks (5-3) had just one out in the seventh inning, with three hits and all three Detroit runs soaking up the loss. However, Minnesota maintained a one-game lead against Cleveland in the AL Central as the Guardians lost 6–3 at home to Arizona.
Eric Haase started the Tigers’ keyburst on the leadoff single on Off Jacks in the seventh. After an out, Jonathan Scoop walked and Akil Badoo singled to right to score Haase from the second. A sharp single to the left of Green knocked out the Jax, and Javier Baez hit reliever Trevor Megil with an RBI single to plate Badoo.
Minnesota opened the scoring third against starter Matt Manning. Mark Contreras hit the right homer for the first time in his career, and Nick Gordon made it 2-0 with a shallow left sacrifice fly to Luis Ares.
Chris Archer nursed that lead to the fifth, but left after Scoop drove a one-out double to left field that plated Willi Castro. Green evened the score to two by ripping an RBI double into the right field corner.
The Twins took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Gordon hit a second sack fly to right to home Carlos Correa.
Neither starter was involved in the decision. Manning pitched five innings, allowing five hits and three runs on four walks and one strikeout. Archer pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs, and in 3 walks he fanned 8.
Green and Baez each amassed two of Detroit’s seven hits.
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Riley Green helps Tigers beat Twins
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