Dozier's Homer Helps Twins Topple Tigers

Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier, left, beats the tag by Detroit Tigers shortstop Dixon Machado as he returned safely to second after stumbling trying to advance to third on a double during the first inning. Photo: AP/Jim Mone
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier, left, beats the tag by Detroit Tigers shortstop Dixon Machado as he returned safely to second after stumbling trying to advance to third on a double during the first inning.

September 29, 2017 10:55 PM

Brian Dozier marked Minnesota's return home after clinching a wild card on the road with a handful of highlights, hitting a three-run homer in the second inning to spur the Twins to a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
    
Eduardo Escobar also homered and added a pair of RBI singles, helping the Twins bail Kyle Gibson out of a 3-0 deficit after an RBI triple by Alex Presley and a two-run home run by Nicholas Castellanos.
    
Gibson was removed after 4 2/3 innings, so Jose Berrios (14-8) was credited with the win after recording four outs in a tuneup relief outing. Matt Belisle notched his ninth save with a perfect ninth inning for the Twins, who will visit New York or Boston on Tuesday in the AL wild-card game.

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