Tigers hold on to beat Twins

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Jose Iglesias went 3-for-5 and finished
a double shy of the cycle in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-4 win over the Minnesota
Twins on Monday.

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning to back a solid
outing from David Price (2-1), who allowed three runs on six hits and two
walks with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings.

Price was coming off a forgettable outing against the New York Yankees in his
last start when he surrendered eight runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 frames.

Detroit, which has won three straight, has outscored the Twins 27-5 in four
wins this season. The Tigers swept them in the opening series of the year.

Tommy Milone (2-1) took the loss for Minnesota after he yielded five runs on
eight hits in four-plus innings.

Brian Dozier had an RBI and scored a run, while Danny Santana, Kurt Suzuki and
Trevor Plouffe each knocked in a run for the Twins.

Milone was clobbered in the first inning. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a
deep drive to center that was caught just before the warning track by Jordan
Schafer, then Iglesias ripped a line-drive homer to left that opened the

After Miguel Cabrera flied out to deep right, Victor Martinez singled to
center, J.D. Martinez worked a walk and Cespedes hit his fourth homer of the
season to chase them home and stake Price to a 4-0 lead before he even touched
the mound.

Dozier led off the home first with a double, originally ruled foul before a
successful Minnesota challenge, and scored on Plouffe’s two-out single to

Detroit added on in the second inning when Hernan Perez and Anthony Gose got
on ahead of Kinsler, who grounded into a double play that allowed Perez to
cross home.

Santana doubled to begin the fifth, moved over on a passed ball by Alex Avila
and hustled home on Dozier’s sacrifice fly to right.

Iglesias led off the seventh with a triple, but he was gunned down at the
plate by Shane Robinson two batters later after Victor Martinez flied out to

The Twins pushed another run across in the seventh and the eighth to cut their
deficit to one. Schafer poked a one-out double to right in the seventh
and scored on Santana’s single off Iglesias’ glove at shortstop. Joe Mauer
then led off the eighth with a double and trotted home from third on Kurt
Suzuki’s two-out base hit to left.

Joakim Soria worked around a leadoff single from Schafer in the ninth to
record his eighth save of the season.

Game Notes

Detroit began a 10-game road trip … Minnesota, meanwhile, kicked off a
season-long 11-game homestand … The Tigers outhit the Twins 11-9.