Nelson Cruz, Twins slug past Tigers

Nelson Cruz hit a pair of homers, including his 10th career grand slam, and drove in five runs, and the visiting Minnesota Twins romped to a 15-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.Willians Astudillo had three hits, drove in two runs and scored another for Minnesota. Andrelton Simmons reached base four times, scored two runs and drove in two more, while Jorge Polanco supplied two hits, a run scored and an RBI.Matt Shoemaker got the victory in his Twins debut, limiting the Tigers to one run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.Akil Baddoo, who homered in his first major league at-bat on Sunday, hit a ninth-inning grand slam for Detroit. Wilson Ramos and Victor Reyes added solo homers.Jose Urena, making his Tigers debut, gave up six runs, five earned, on four hits while walking four and striking out five in three innings.The Twins opened up the scoring in the first. Luis Arraez, who left the game early because of an injury, led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Polanco followed with a base hit and Arraez scored on right fielder Nomar Mazara’s throwing error.Urena self-destructed in the second as Minnesota extended its lead to 6-0. Walks to Miguel Sano, Simmons and Arraez loaded the bases with two outs. Polanco’s infield single off Urena’s glove brought in a run.Cruz nearly hit an opposite-field homer but the ball curved just foul. On the next pitch, Cruz pulled a slider over the left-field wall to make it 6-0.

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