Polanco has HR, 4 RBIs and Twins beat Tigers 8-1

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins is greeted by Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Comerica Park on September 13, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: Jorge Polanco #11 of the Minnesota Twins is greeted by Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Comerica Park on September 13, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs, Brian Dozier added three more hits to his torrid second half and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday night.

The Tigers lost for the third time in 14 games against Minnesota, costing them precious ground in a crowded race for the second AL wild card.

Kennys Vargas homered for the Twins, and Robbie Grossman drove in two runs.

Kyle Gibson (6-9) dominated, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings. The win ended a four-start winless streak, including when Gibson allowed five runs in five innings to Detroit on Aug. 23.

Matt Boyd (5-4) took the loss in his worst outing since June. He gave up seven runs, eight hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings.

 

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