Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

Zimmerman has managed to get through seven innings in his last three starts, allowing six total runs in that span. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each had a home run, three hits and three RBI to lead the Twins. He gave up six runs on six hits and two walks. The Tigers were led by Justin Upton, who had two hits and two home runs.

YANKEES 5, RED SOX 4: At New York, Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning, then threw out a runner at third in the ninth inning to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble and helped New York stop Boston's winning streak at eight.

The Tigers scored one run in the seventh and then three runs in the eighth to go into the ninth inning down just one. Veteran Ervin Santana is scheduled to be on the hill to oppose the division rival Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

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. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger gave up McCann's RBI groundout and the Iglesias home run, which made it 11-10. Joe Mauer drive in the other two runs for Minnesota. It was the fourth home run allowed by Mujica in five innings with the Tigers.

Buxton led off the fourth with his sixth home run, which was just over the wall in right-center field and gave the Twins a 6-5 lead. However, with Sano back at third on Saturday, Escobar is sitting this one out. With two outs, Castellanos' infield single scored Mahtook.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera left the game after six innings with lower-back tightness.

He would give up another run on an RBI single by Dozier before departing.

NOTES: Tigers 3B Nicholas Castellanos will begin taking fly balls in right field to see if that's a viable option for 2018, manager Brad Ausmus said. OF JIm Adduci was sent back to the Mud Hens.

The Twins stayed fell 4 1/2 games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central and slipped out of the second AL wild-card spot pending late West Coast games.

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