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DETROIT (AP) Nick Castellanos hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers avoided a humiliating loss Monday night by beating the Minnesota Twins 10-8.

The Tigers led 8-0 after one inning with AL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann on the mound, only to see the Twins come back to tie the game in the seventh. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the middle of the rally for arguing a called third strike. During the argument, he took off his sweatshirt and used it to cover up the plate.

Castellanos homered off Pat Dean (0-1) in the bottom of the seventh to put Detroit back in front. Dean had entered the game in the first inning and threw 90 pitches in 5 1/3 innings.

J.D. Martinez, whose dropped fly ball allowed the tying run to score in the seventh, homered in the eighth to give the Tigers a two-run lead.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour hit solo homers, Adam Conley threw six effective innings and Miami beat Philadelphia for its third straight win.

Conley (3-2) gave up one run and eight hits, striking out five. A.J. Ramos allowed a run in the ninth but earned his 12th save in as many tries.

Philadelphia's Jerad Eickhoff (1-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He's winless in his last six starts.

Bour drove his seventh homer the opposite way to left-center to make it 3-1 in the sixth.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Matt Joyce homered among his three hits and drove in three runs, Gregory Polanco had three hits and three runs scored and Jon Niese pitched six effective innings to lead Pittsburgh over Atlanta.

Joyce connected for his fifth home run, a two-run shot deep into the left field bleachers, off Alexi Ogando in the seventh.

Niese (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

Williams Perez (1-1) gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings.


CLEVELAND (AP) – Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had four RBIs, and Cleveland rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat Cincinnati.

Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer in a five-run sixth and the Indians erased a 4-0 deficit while recording season highs in runs and hits.

Cincinnati scored four times in the first three innings, but Cleveland tied it with a four-run third and added three in the fourth.

Francisco Lindor, who was 3 for 5, Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli all had two RBIs for the Indians, who had 19 hits.

Kipnis' two-run single broke a 4-all tie and helped the Indians take a three-run lead in the fourth.


TORONTO (AP) – Curt Casali hit a three-run homer, Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce each hit two-run blasts and Tampa Bay had four homers while beating Toronto.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected by home plate umpire Mike Winters for arguing a called third strike in the fourth. It was the third ejection of the season for Gibbons and his second in two games – his was one of eight tossed in a game Sunday against Texas that included Rougned Odor's punch to the jaw of Jose Bautista. Toronto has lost three straight.

Desmond Jennings also homered, and the Rays set season highs in runs and hits (17).

Drew Smyly (2-4) allowed one run and four hits in five innings to win for the first time in four starts.

The Rays roughed up Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ (5-1).