By Dave Hart
Tigers 10, Twins 8– Nick Castellanos and J.D Martinez homered late to lead the Tigers over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Detroit regained its lead on a run in both the seven and eighth innings.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann picked up his team leading sixth win, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits while striking out nine batters in seven innings.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched his 10th save of the season, tossing a clean ninth inning for the Tigers.
The Twins were led by Kurt Suzuki and Miguel Sano with a home run and two RBIs apiece.
The Tigers are now 17-21 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Chicago White Sox.
Detroit will look to win its third straight game with a victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.
4th Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind Chicago)
4.5 games behind Seattle for last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 130
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 132
Next Game: 05/17/2016 vs Minnesota Twins 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (9) HR (8) 2 RBI (20), J.D. Martinez 2B (7) HR (7) 2 RBI (18), Nick Castellanos HR (8) 2 RBI (30), Jose Iglesias 2B (3) 3 RBI (6), Jarrod Saltalamacchia RBI (19),Cameron Maybin SB (1).
Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann W (6-2) 7 IP 11 H 8 R 7 ER 0 BB 9 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (10) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 K.