DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera hit a fly ball that turned into a short single to drive in Jonathan Schoop from the start, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday night, swept on a doubleheader.
Game two was tied 3-3 after seven innings, and the Twins took the lead in the eighth, when pinch-running Nick Gordon scored on a wild pitch by Puerto Rican Joe Jimenez (3-1).
But the Tigers turned around on the bottom. Schoop tied the score with a single off Taylor Rogers (2-4). After Robbie Grossman struck out, Cabrera hit his short hit to center field, which landed on the ground as Schoop roamed the bases.
At the start of the doubleheader, Detroit won 1-0. Grossman hit a home run early in that game, and four pitchers combined for a two-hitter.
Dominican José Ureña, who started for the Tigres, allowed two hits in three innings to leave the game after suffering a sore right groin.
Daniel Norris (1-3) got six outs, Kyle Funkhouser struck out all three in the sixth and Gregory Soto worked the seventh for his eighth save.
Left-hander Charlie Barnes (0-1) pitched 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut, giving up four hits.
In the first meeting, for the Twins, the Venezuelan Luis Arráez 3-1. The Dominican Jorge Polanco 2-1.
For the Tigers, the Mexican Isaac Paredes 3-1.
In the second match, for the Twins, the Dominicans Polanco 4-1, Nelson Cruz 3-2 with one scored and one produced, Miguel Sanó 2-1. The Venezuelan Arráez 1-0.
For the Tigres, the Venezuelans Cabrera 4-1 with an RBI, Harold Castro 2-0. The Dominican Jeimer Candelario 2-0 with a run scored.