Torii Hunter's (pictured) shot to left-center came on a slider from Casey Fien.
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) -
Torii Hunter homered on the first pitch of the ninth inning to break a tie and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Monday to open a three-game series.
Hunter's shot to left-center came on a slider from Casey Fien (5-6), who gave up a homer to Miguel Cabrera on a curveball two pitches later.
The blasts came after the Twins had tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were coming off a three-game sweep of Cleveland over the weekend and have won seven of their last eight.