Twins top Tigers 6-4 with 4-run 4th inning
Win gives Gradenhire 900 career victoriesTrevor Plouffe hit a two-run single during Minnesota’s four-run fourth inning, helping the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Monday night.
Minnesota had six singles in all during its big inning as it earned its fourth consecutive win to lift Ron Gardenhire to 900 career victories.
Anthony Swarzak (2-4) picked up the win, allowing a hit and one walk in 2 2-3 innings of relief. Alex Burnett allowed only one walk in 1 1-3 innings and Glen Perkins pitched the ninth for his third save in five chances in place of injured closer Matt Capps.
DETROIT — Detroit was trying to get back to .500 for the first time since May 15.