Benintendi 2 HRs, 6 RBI, Red Sox rout Severino, Yanks 10-5 NEW YORK - Rookie Andrew Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday. But in the ninth inning, the end came quickly: Mikie Mahtook stroked a single into right field on Belisle's third pitch. Justin Upton showed off some of that power Saturday with a walk-off two-run homer to give the Tigers a 12-11 win over the Twins.
The Tigers trailed 11-6 after six innings but pulled within one run on Jose Iglesias' two-run home run in the eighth inning off Trevor Hildenberger. Minnesota starter Jose Berrios was pulled after hitting the next batter, Ian Kinsler.
Zimmermann (7-10) pitched two scoreless innings before allowing five in the third and two in the fourth to fritter away a 5-0 lead. Rosario nailed a three-run homer in the fourth inning and Kepler added a two-run shot in the fifth. The Twins are allowing an average of 3.2 runs during the winning streak and leaned heavily in the series opener on the bullpen, which responded by allowing one run and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in relief of ineffective starter Kyle Gibson.
The Tigers took a 5-0 lead in the first inning, before the Twins went on an 11-1 run take an 11-6 lead.
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Berrios gave up five runs to Detroit in the first, one on an RBI single by Nicholas Castellanos and four on a grand slam by McCann, his 11th home run and second career slam.
Shane Greene (3-2) escaped a bases-loaded jam when he struck out Miguel Sano on a slider. Detroit has dropped six of its past seven games. Minnesota's Paul Molitor learned after Friday night's 9-4 win over Detroit that it was his 200th as the club's manager.
The Twins, who have survived just fine since trading their All-Star closer at the July 31 deadline, blew a five-run lead over the final three innings Saturday night, ending their six-game winning streak in stunning fashion.