DETROIT, May 25 (UPI) -- Jason Kubel's grand slam homer Sunday lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-1 win at Detroit.
With the score tied 1-1 and the bases full in the top of the eighth inning, Kubel launched his sixth home run this season on a 3-1 pitch from Detroit reliever and losing pitcher Francisco Cruceta (0-2) into the right-field seats.
Kubel had two hits and Mike Lamb three for the Twins, who made a quick recovery from a 19-3 beating Saturday.
Winner Glen Perkins (2-1) surrendered an earned run on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.
Detroit starter Justin Verlander allowed an earned run on five hits and four walks in seven innings. He recorded three strikeouts.