Jones' Blast Pushes Tigers Past Twins
JaCoby Jones' two-run homer capped a three-run seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Thursday afternoon.
Jones was hitting .135 in his last 10 games, and had struck out in his first two at-bats before hitting Lance Lynn's 3-1 fastball for his fifth home run.
Detroit won the last two games of the series to improve to 23-17 at Comerica Park. The Tigers, who play their next eight games on the road, are 10-20 away from home.
Michael Fulmer (3-5) improved to 5-0 in five career starts against the Twins.
He pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in ending a three-start winless streak.
Joe Jimenez pitched the eighth and Shane Greene threw the ninth for his 17th save.