MLB: Minnesota 7, Detroit 6

DETROIT, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Chris Herrmann doubled in a run in the eighth inning Thursday that allowed the Minnesota Twins to withstand a Detroit Tigers rally for a 7-6 victory.

Austin Jackson hit a three-run home run that finished off a Detroit four-run sixth inning and tied the score 6-6.


Herrmann, who started the scoring with a double that scored Doug Bernier, plugged the gap in right-center with a two-out drive off reliever Bruce Rondon (1-2) that chased Bernier home with the game-winner in the eighth.

Casey Fein (3-2) with one inning of one-hit relief pitched up the win and Glen Perkins, who gave up a hit in the ninth, picked up his 30th save.

The Twins reached Detroit starter Justin Verlander for 10 hits and six runs in seven innings.

Herrmann's first-inning RBI double got the Twins on the board but the Tigers took the lead in the third with Bryan Holaday's first major-league home run and an RBI single by Prince Fielder.

Wilkin Ramirez tied the score for Minnesota in the fourth with an RBI single. The Twins moved out to a 6-2 lead when Ryan Doumit connected for a three-run home run in the fifth and Dozier had a run-scoring double in the sixth.


Holaday had an RBI single before Jackson's home run in the Detroit sixth tied the score 6-6.

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