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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.

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Leaders
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
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7751.602-
Cleveland 7554.5812.5
Chi White Sox 5969.46118
Kansas City 4584.34932.5
Detroit 3987.31037
Full Standings
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)
Transactions
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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Injuries
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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