Twins hit 3 homers but can’t hold big lead

Updated: August 13, 2017

DETROIT — Justin Upton flung the ball into the air and the bat out of his hands as his second walk-off homer of the year lifted Detroit to a 12-11 win over Minnesota at Comerica Park on Saturday night. The home run was part of a six-run comeback Detroit compiled over the final three innings to stun the hot-hitting Twins.

Down 11-6 in the seventh, Detroit began its comeback when Mikie Mahtook hit a triple, notching his fifth straight multi-hit game, and Upton drove him in with a sac fly. In the eighth, the Tigers added three more, including a two-run homer by Jose Iglesias, which was only made possible because of an overturned double play call that allowed James McCann to be safe at first.

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