Daz Cameron’s HR in 8th lifts surging Tigers past Twins


DETROIT (AP) — Daz Cameron hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the surging Detroit Tigers held on to beat the slumping Minnesota Twins 3-2.

Cameron’s 416-foot shot to left-center came off Emilio Pagan. Alex Lange gave up two walks and struck out one in the pivotal eighth inning and Gregory Soto earned his 10th save.

AL Central-leading Minnesota has lost seven of 10 games and is still the division’s only team with a winning record.

The fourth-place Tigers have won seven of their last nine games after a poor start this season.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli on the game:

So what is wrong with the Minnesota offense?

The Twins will begin a new series at Toronto tonight with a 6:07 p.m. first pitch on 950 KWAT.