By Dave Hart

Tigers 7, Twins 4 (12 innings) – The Tigers scored three runs in the 12th inning on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler and two-run home run by J.D. Martinez, to beat the Minnesota Twins late Wednesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit was forced to play extra innings after blowing a one-run lead in the ninth inning .

J.D. Martinez, Tyler Collins and Jefry Marte each knocked in two runs for the Tigers.

Detroit starting pitcher Daniel Norris picked up a no decision in limited action, allowing one run on one hit in 3 2/3 Eye on the Dinnings.

Tigers’ relief pitcher Ian Krol earned the victory, throwing three hitless innings while striking out two.

The Tigers will head home for their final home stand starting Friday night against the AL Central Division leading Kansas City Royals.

Record: 67-78

5th Place in AL Central (18 games behind Kansas City)

9.5 games behind Houston for last playoff spot.

Misery # (to elimination from playoff contention): 8

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 27

Next Game: 09/18/2015 vs Kansas City Royals 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez HR (37) 2 RBI (96), Tyler Collins 2B (9) 2 RBI (16), Jefry Marte 2 RBI (9), Ian Kinsler RBI (69) SB (9), Andrew Romine SB (9).

Pitching Stats: Ian Krol W (2-3) 3 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 2 K, Daniel Norris 3.2 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 4 K.