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Granite's HR highlights 8-run eighth as Twins rout Tigers

24 September 2017

Instead, the Twins had to fight their way back with an eight-run eighth-inning rally for a 10-4 win that was sweetened by yet another loss for the Los Angeles Angels, who fell to 7-13 in September. Dozier rounded the bases with a Little League homer on the shocking three-base error as three Tigers showed little urgency in retrieving the ball. Robbie Grossman hit a two-run off Joe Jimenez, Jason Castro had an RBI groundout and Granite, who entered as a pinch runner for Mauer, went deep against Blaine Hardy in his 93rd big league plate appearance. He cranked a high changeup into the seats in right for his first home run to put the Tigers ahead, 3-1, with one out in the sixth.

Brian Dozier dropped a bunt toward rookie third baseman Jeimer Candelario and just kept running after an off-balance throw sailed past first.

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (6-10) makes his first start since having a no-hit bid broken up with two outs in the ninth last weekend. Twins right fielder Max Kepler was pinch-hit for in the second inning as he was being evaluated for a left hip injury. The Twins center-fielder finished with three hits, two RBI's and two runs scored.

Minnesota overcame a 3-1 seventh-inning deficit and won its third straight following a three-game sweep at the New York Yankees.

Detroit pitcher Alex Wilson broke a leg in the eighth inning when hit by Joe Mauer's line drive. Wilson got up and tried to throw a pitch but couldn't put any weight on the leg. The ball carried an exit velocity of 103.8 miles per hour and forced Wilson to leave the game with a non-displaced fracuture of his right fibula. Tonight, the Tigers and Twins continue their four-game series, the last homestand for Detroit this season.

Jorge Polanco greeted Stumpf (0-1) with a single to right and Eddie Rosario forged a 3-3 tie with a single to left.

Eduardo Escobar followed with a bloop hit to score Polanco with the go-ahead run, and that was it for Stumpf. Buxton later came home on a single by Kepler.

Granite's HR highlights 8-run eighth as Twins rout Tigers