Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers

Detroit had been 0-54 this year when trailing after eight innings and had lost six of seven 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. Minnesota starter Jose Berrios was charged with six runs over 3.1 frames before Dillon Gee gave up three runs in three innings and Matt Belisle served up a two run walk bomb in the 9th.

Down 11-7, after blowing a 5-0 lead, the Tigers scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to make a game of it.

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.

Tigers closer Shane Greene escaped a bases-loaded mess in the top of the ninth inning by striking out Miguel Sano to end the inning, keeping the skinny, one-run deficit.

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Bruce drove in another run with a single in the fifth after Jose Ramirez's leadoff double.

Anibal Sanchez (3-3) took the loss, allowing five runs and eight hits in six innings.

Twins Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each finished the night with three RBI's while Brian Dozier finished with three runs scored and one RBI. Berrios made two starts against Detroit last season and was ripped for a total of 13 runs - 12 earned - and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. Zimmermann was not almost as strong at Minnesota on July 22, when he was ripped for five runs on nine hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. He needs one home run to tie Gary Sheffield for the Marlins' single-season mark set in 1996.

Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. His RBI in the eighth gave him a career-high five RBIs.

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