Dirks homers to make winner out of Tigers, Fister. Miggy reaches 101 RBIs on the season
MINNEAPOLIS — The Tigers had little more to blame than their own gloves for the close game they found themselves in early on Tuesday. Detroit committed two errors in
the third inning against the Twins, leading to all four of Minnesota’s runs.
But Andy Dirks shrugged off his woes against lefties to bail the Tigers out with a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth. Miguel Cabrera drove in his 100th run of the season with a single in the seventh for insurance — and added his 101st RBI in the ninth — as Detroit evened its series with the Twins with an 8-4 victory in front of 37,544 at Target Field.
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The Tigers are hoping to get into first place within days, or at the very least, into a final wild card spot. The race for October is staying tight in the American League and it is looking like this is likely to last until the end.