Detroit Tigers (38-87)

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W 2-1
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L 3-6
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Det 9 - 6 Min
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Rodríguez slam, VerHagen lead Tigers over Twins 9-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ronny Rodriguez had three hits, including a grand slam, and Drew VerHagen struck out 11 in a career-high six innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Friday night.

Rodriguez's first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning off All-Star Jose Berrios. The drive helped the Tigers, with the worst record in the league, cut Minnesota's lead to 2 1/2 games over Cleveland.

Miguel Sano and Jake Cave each homered twice for Minnesota, which has recently lost three of four at Target Field to distant division opponents Chicago and Detroit.

AVG: M. Cabrera.278
HR: B. Dixon14
RBI: M. Cabrera50
SB: N. Goodrum12
W: M. Boyd6
ERA: M. Boyd4.24
Saves: J. Jiménez4
K: M. Boyd201
AL Central
Minnesota 7751.602-
Cleveland 7554.5812.5
Chi White Sox 5969.46118
Kansas City 4584.34932.5
Detroit 3987.31037
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .235 (30)
Runs: 452 (30)
Hits: 1017 (30)
Home Runs: 119 (29)
Stolen Bases: 47 (20)
OBP: .292 (30)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 1668 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.10 (28)
Runs Allowed: 697 (26)
Saves: 26 (22)
Strikeouts: 1040 (24)
OpBA: .270 (26)
OBP: .337 (23)
SLG: .471 (27)
Run Support: 3.63 (30)
Date Player Transactions
8/23 M. Boyd Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
8/23 J. Candelario Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/23 J. Candelario Removed From 10-Day IL (Sprained left thumb)
8/23 J. Candelario Sent to Minors
8/22 T. Alexander Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
8/9 J. Jones Fractured left wrist (on 10-day IL)
8/8 B. Hardy Left flexor tendon strain (on 60-day IL)
8/5 J. Candelario Sprained left thumb (on 10-day IL)
8/5 J. Zimmermann Right cervical spasm (10-day IL)
7/30 C. Stewart Concussion (10-day IL)
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