Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano is greeted at home plate by Robbie Grossman after they both scored on Sano's two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday Aug. 13 2017 in Detroit

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BLUE JAYS 7, PIRATES 2: Chris Rowley pitched 51/3 innings to win his major league debut, Jose Bautista scored two runs and Toronto won at home. They are now 1-54 when trailing after eight innings.

Mauer hit a three-run double with one out in the third to cut into a 5-0 Detroit lead and Eddie Rosario tied the score by hitting his 16th home run one out later. After Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez singled, chasing reliever Dillon Gee, McCann drove in one run with a fielder's choice ground out against right-hander Trevor Hildenberger. Joe Mauer drive in the other two runs for Minnesota.

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Tigers closer Shane Greene escaped a bases-loaded mess in the top of the ninth inning by striking out Miguel Sano to end the inning, keeping the skinny, one-run deficit. Mikie Mahtook singled against Belisle (0-2) starting the bottom half and Upton drove a high fastball into the left-field seats. Upton hit a 2-2 pitch beyond the bullpen in left. Detroit has dropped six of its past seven games. Veteran Ervin Santana is scheduled to be on the hill to oppose the division rival Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

It was the third time this season the Twins have beat up on Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann.

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Stanton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and is hitting.382 (13 for 34) with eight home runs and 15 RBI in his last nine games. Zimmermann was not almost as strong at Minnesota on July 22, when he was ripped for five runs on nine hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. Detroit pounded out 13 hits and walked twice with Justin Upton, Jose Iglesias and James McCann each going deep and combining for eight RBI's and six runs on five hits.

Things unraveled spectacularly from there. Byron Buxton drove in two runs with a solo home run and sacrifice fly.

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ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 4: Melky Cabrera hit a go-ahead, two-run homer against his former team in the eighth inning, and Kansas City won at Chicago to stop a five-game losing streak.

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