Grayson Greiner hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning off left fielder Eddie Rosario’s glove to lift Detroit. The Tigers erased a four-run deficit by raking Minnesota’s relievers for eight runs in the late innings. The Tigers snapped a streak of five straight losses to the Twins. Tigers reliever Kyle Funkhouser (1-1) earned his first career win and while Bryan Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth for his first big league save. Greiner connected off Sergio Romo (1-2).
The Twins will finish off their five game series with the Tigers this afternoon with a 1:10 P-M first pitch from Target Field. Michael Pineda is scheduled to get the start for the Twins while Michael Fulmer will take the mound for the Tigers. The Twins have taken three of the first four in the series. After today the Twins head to St. Louis for a double header on Tuesday against the Cardinals.