Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homerun, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 yesterday for their fifth straight victory.
Mark Lowe (1-0) pitched a perfect seventh for the win.
Justin Wilson worked a scoreless eighth and Francisco Rodriguez converted his seventh save in eight opportunities.
The Tigers are off today.
They travel to Cleveland and will open up the three-game series tomorrow.
Justin Verlander (2-2) will make his sixth start of the season.
The Indians will counter with Josh Tomlin.
Game time for all three games is 6:10.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports