Detroit Tigers’ rally too little, too late in Saturday's 8-4 loss to Minnesota Twins

Tigers center fielder Riley Greene catches a fly out hit by the Minnesota Twins' Gio Urshela during the fifth inning Saturday in Detroit. (AP photo)


Associated Press

DETROIT — Luis Arraez had three hits to raise his major league-leading average to .342, Carlos Correa homered and the Minnesota Twins scored six late runs to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 on Saturday night for just their fourth win in 12 games.

“I really enjoyed my first All-Star Ga

me with my family, but I knew we had to come back and start winning games,” Arraez said. “I’m excited because we have a very good team when we play like we did tonight.”

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera had a run-scoring single in a three-run eighth and with 1,839 RBIs passed Ted Williams on the career list and tied Al Simmons for 13th place.

Joe Ryan (7-3) gave up one run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings for the AL Central leaders, striking out seven and walking one. He is 2-0 in six starts since a June 14 loss at Seattle.

Michael Pineda (2-7) lost his third straight start, allowing two runs and four hits in three innings. He threw 55 pitches and left with right triceps tightness.

Javier Báez’s RBI single cut the deficit in the sixth, but the Twins opened a 5-1 lead in the seventh after loading the bases when Alex Kiriloff singled against the shift. José Miranda singled off third baseman Jeimar Candelario’s glove and Candelario misplayed Kyle Garlick’s grounder for an error.