McCann powers Norris, Tigers past Twins 8-5 for series sweep
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) James McCann had a three-run homer among his four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins' seventh straight defeat.
The Tigers, trying to stay close in the wild-card race, are 10-2 against the Twins this year. They stretched their winning streak at Target Field to eight games.
Norris (2-2) struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits without a walk in his longest and strongest start this season. He took a shutout in the sixth, surrendering RBI singles by Robbie Grossman and Eduardo Escobar over his last two innings.
Jose Berrios (2-4) finished five innings, but he gave up six runs on six hits and five walks in his ninth major league start. His ERA actually dropped four percentage points, to an unsightly 9.24.