Twins 8, Tigers 6
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Carmelo Castillo homered twice and J.T. Bruett broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single Sunday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-6.
Castillo, who didn’t homer in 137 at-bats last season, connected twice off starter John Cerutti.
Scott Lusader’s three-run double gave Detroit a 6-4 lead in the sixth. Kirby Puckett hit an RBI single in the seventh and Nelson Liriano’s bases- loaded single off Paul Gibson in the eighth tied the score. One out later, Bruett hit a two-run single.
Gary Wayne (3-0) pitched one inning for the victory and Rick Aguilera pitched the ninth for the save.
Castillo’s two-run homer in the second gave Minnesota the lead, but Lloyd Moseby tied it in the fifth with a two-run triple.
Castillo homered for a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the inning and Lenny Webster’s RBI single made it 4-2.
Detroit came back with four runs in the sixth off Tom Edens. Third baseman Mike Pagliarulo booted Dave Bergman’s grounder for a run-scoring error and Lusader’s triple put Detroit ahead.
Park Pittman of the Twins, expected to pitch at Class AAA Portland this season, was sent home to Ohio to rest his sore shoulder. He will report to Portland at a later date.