Minnesota Twins blitz Detroit Tigers’ pitching in 15-8 win
By TYLER MASON
MINNEAPOLIS — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits.
The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe’s 14th game in a Minnesota uniform, and arguably his best.
Forsythe had a career-high five hits and Jorge Polanco drove in four runs as the Twins outslugged the Detroit Tigers for a 15-8 victory.
The teams combined for seven homers, with Polanco’s three-run shot accounting for one of three by the Twins. Miguel Sano and Ehire Adrianza also went deep for Minnesota, which broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning.
Forsythe raised his batting average with the Twins to .449 (22 for 49).
Minnesota chased Tigers lefty Francisco Liriano (3-8) in the second. A two-run, opposite-field homer by Sano ended Liriano’s night after he allowed eight runs, four earned.
Mikie Mahtook and James McCann hit consecutive homers off Twins’ starter Ervin Santana in the fourth to trim Minnesota’s lead to 8-5. It was the first time all season the Tigers connected for back-to-back shots.
Nicholas Castellanos hit a two-run homer in the top of the first.