By Dave Hart
Tigers 8, Twins 1 – The Tigers jumped out to an easy win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night to pick up their second straight victory.
Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin paced the Tigers with two hits a piece while James McCann knocked in three runs.
The Tigers scored the first eight runs of the contest, scoring one in the third and fourth innings, four in the sixth and two in the seventh.
The Twins were held to just three hits throughout the game.
The Tigers are now 80-70 on the season and are a game and a half behind the Baltimore Orioles for the final playoff spot with 12 games remaining.
Detroit will look to continue its winning streak on Wednesday night against the Twins.
2nd Place in AL Central Division (7 games behind first-place Cleveland)
1.5 games behind Baltimore for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 14
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 20
Misery # to AL Central Division elimination: 6
Misery # to playoff elimination: 11
Next Game: 09/21/2016 @ Minnesota Twins 8:10 p.m. @ Target Field
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2B (29) HR (34) 2 RBI (93), James McCann HR (12) 3 RBI (47), Cameron Maybin 3B (4) RBI (39), Justin Upton 2 RBI (78), J.D. Martinez 2B (33), Jose Iglesias SB (7).
Pitching stats: Matt Boyd W (6-4) 8 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 7 K.