Tigers edge Twins again 8-7
DETROIT (AP) — Brennan Boesch broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Tuesday night.
After Danny Worth led off the bottom of the eighth with a single, Austin Jackson tried to bunt him to second. Reliever Phil Dumatrait (0-1) tried to get the force play but threw late and wildly to second. Casper Wells then bunted the runners to second and third before Boesch hit a fly ball to right.
Justin Morneau hit two home runs for Minnesota, including a two-run shot in the seventh that gave the Twins a brief 7-6 lead.
Al Alburquerque (3-1) pitched a perfect eighth to win in relief for the second straight day, and Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his second save.