DETROIT -- Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano awakened a slumbering Twins offense with home runs, rendering Miguel Cabrera's first homer of the season meaningless in an 11-5 win over the Tigers, avoiding a three-game series sweep Thursday at Comerica Park.
The Twins and Tigers left town tied atop the AL Central Divsion at 6-3. Detroit begins a three-game series against reigning AL champion Cleveland Friday night at Progressive Field while the Twins return home to open a weekend series against the White Sox.
CHICAGO -- The wind blew in Anthony Rizzo's favor on Thursday, while Addison Russell launched the first home run of the season onto the street outside of Wrigley Field to power the Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers, who continued to struggle against left-handed pitchers, including a familiar one.
Brett Anderson, making his Wrigley Field debut, picked up the win against his former team, scattering three hits over five scoreless innings. The Dodgers, who had problems against lefties last season, now have lost four of five games against a southpaw starter this year, including two in this series.