By Dave Hart

Twins 9, Tigers 5 – The Minnesota Twins offense compiled 16 hits leading to a victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertVictor Martinez hit a home run for Detroit while James McCann knocked in two runs.

Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon took the loss, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Detroit will look to take a split in the four-game series against the TwinsEye on the D on Sunday afternoon, before heading into the all-star break.

Record: 44-43

3rd Place in AL Central (8 games behind Kansas City)

3.5 game behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 85

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 79

Next Game: 07/12/2015 @ Minnesota Twins 2:10 p.m. @ Target Field

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez HR (5) RBI (30), James McCann 2 RBI (21), Yoenis Cespedes 2B (27) RBI (51), Nick Castellanos 2B (13), Rajai Davis 2B (10), Jefry Marte RBI (3).

Pitching Stats: Alfredo Simon L (8-6) 2.1 IP 10 H 7 R 5 ER 0 BB 1 K.