DETROIT (AP) — Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in his second game back from a wrist injury, and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
P.J. Walters (1-1) allowed four hits — including three solo homers — in 6 1-3 innings for the Twins, who swept the two-game series at Comerica Park. Minnesota (12-26) has won two in a row for only the second time this season.
Morneau’s homer off Doug Fister (0-2) opened the scoring in the third, and Trevor Plouffe followed with a solo shot. Minnesota led 4-0 before the Tigers came back with homers by Brennan Boesch, Andy Dirks and Prince Fielder.
Three relievers finished for the Twins, with Matt Capps pitching a perfect ninth for his eighth save.