MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit the tying home run in the eighth inning and the game-winning single with two outs in the 10th, giving the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. That tightened the AL Central race for the Twins, who are a half-game behind the Chicago White Sox. Byron Buxton and Mitch Garver also homered for the Twins, who have all four of their remaining games at home where their 22-5 record is the best in baseball. Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single in the top of the 10th gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have reinstated right-hander Homer Bailey from the 45-day injured list so he can start their series opener against Detroit. Bailey made just one start with his new team before getting hurt. He picked up the victory by logging five innings in Minnesota’s home opener against St. Louis. The 34-year-old then missed the next 51 games with right biceps tendinitis. He signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Twins. His salary was prorated once the coronavirus pandemic prompted an abbreviated 60-game schedule.