Tuesday, February 7

Detroit Tigers cash in on Minnesota Twins’ mistake en route to victory


Detroit — The Tigers kept finding ways to push runs across the plate Monday. 

There’s a sentence you haven’t read much this season, but they rallied out of an early hole, took advantage of a fatal defensive miscue and beat the Central Division-leading Minnesota Twins 7-5 in the first of a five-game, four-day set at Comerica Park. 

Tiger shortstop Javier Baez fields a chopper hit by the Twins' Gary Sanchez, then throws out Jorge Polanco at second base, for the third out of the third inning Monday at Comerica Park in Detroit.

A two-out, two-base throwing error by first baseman Jose Miranda with the game tied at 4 in the seventh inning opened the doors for the game-winning push. 

BOX SCORE: Tigers 7, Twins 5

It looked like the Tigers were going to squander a lead-off triple by Jonathan Schoop, who produced three hits on the day. After Javier Báez grounded out, Schoop tried to score on another infield ground ball by Jeimer Candelario. 

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