Maybin, Sanchez spark Tigers in 8-3 win over Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 23: Cameron Maybin #4 of the Detroit Tigers slides safely into third base as Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins waits for the throw during the fifth inning of the game on August 23, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 8-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to spark the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Anibal Sanchez (7-12) pitched seven innings to win a start on the road for the first time since the first week of the season, and the Tigers broke the game open in the seventh with soaring home runs by Erick Aybar and Victor Martinez.

Brian Dozier gave Minnesota the lead in the fifth with his 29th homer, a new career high, but Kyle Gibson (5-8) couldn’t hold it. He threw two of the team’s three wild pitches in the decisive sixth, when rain started to fall hard and the Tigers tallied three runs on three singles and a walk.

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