They are now 1-54 when trailing after eight innings. Kyle Gibson didn't last long for the Twins, allowing three runs in 4.2 innings, but his bullpen picked him up with 4.1 innings of work and one run allowed.
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. The Angels and Mariners are playing each other, so by the end of the night one of them will jump above the Twins.
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera left the game after six innings with lower-back tightness. Mauer's sixth home run, to left-center field, was his 16th against Detroit in his career and his five RBIs gave him 114 versus the Tigers.
It was the third time this season the Twins have beat up on Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann. However, with Sano back at third on Saturday, Escobar is sitting this one out.
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MARLINS 6, ROCKIES 3: At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit his Major League-leading 40th home run for Miami.
He would give up another run on an RBI single by Dozier before departing. Even though we gave away a big lead, we still grinded at-bats and just kept chipping away. They had 16 hits on Friday night and another 19 Saturday. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each had a home run, three hits and three RBI to lead the Twins. It was the fourth home run allowed by Mujica in five innings with the Tigers. Things would tilt back in the Tigers favor from there on. Rosario's second home run in two games went over the wall in right-center field. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger gave up McCann's RBI groundout and the Iglesias home run, which made it 11-10.
Mahtook continued to impress.
CARDINALS 8, BRAVES 5: At St. Louis, Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the surging St. Louis won its season-high seventh straight game.
METS 7, PHILLIES 6: At Philadelphia, Amed Rosario's first career homer broke a tie leading off the ninth inning, Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto also went deep and NY beat Philadelphia.