Detroit had been 0-54 this year when trailing after eight innings and had lost 6 of 7 but rallied to stop the Twins’ six-game winning streak. Detroit are 27-11 in their last 38 home games versus a team with a winning record and Detroit are 2-7 in their last 9 home games versus a team with a winning record while the over is 34-16-3 in Detroit last 53 versus the American League Central.
Twins starter Kyle Gibson went 4 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.
Bruce, acquired in a trade from the Mets on Wednesday, drove in the first run with a two-out fly ball that dropped for a double between left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the first inning.
Belisle had easily converted his first two save opportunities since Kintzler departed, and he struck out Ian Kinsler to end the eighth inning and preserve the Twins’ one-run lead.
Right-hander Matt Belisle, who got the last out in the eighth, gave up a lead-off single to Mikie Mahtook to start the ninth.
Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera left with lower-back tightness after six innings.
Joe Mauer’s three-run double and Eddie Rosario’s two-run homer, a 445-foot drive over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-centerfield, tied the score in the third.
Stanton blasts 41st homer in Marlins’ 4-3 win over Rockies MIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton continued his power surge with his 41st homer and drove in three runs in the Miami Marlins’ 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Jonathan Villar made it 11-10 with a home run off the Reds closer with one out in the ninth.
RANGERS 6, ASTROS 4: At Arlington, Texas, Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings, Elvis Andrus scored each time after his three hits and Texas handed Houston its fourth straight loss.
Berrios gave up five runs to Detroit in the first, one on an RBI single by Nicholas Castellanos and four on a grand slam by McCann, his 11th home run and second career slam.