Mikie Mahtook drove in three runs including a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers snap an eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. After Detroit twice erased deficits earlier in the game, Mahtook sent an opposite-field single into right against Padres closer Brandon Maurer (0-4) that scored Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton. Bruce Rondon (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory. Justin Wilson retired the side in the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances. San Diego jumped out to an early lead against Jordan Zimmerman with home runs by Wil Myers and Erick Aybar that put the Padres on top 3-0 in the second. Detroit
As the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches, we’ll be previewing what each and every team is expected to do on the trade market in July. We’ll be posting team previews all month, providing a team-by-team look at this year’s trade market. Be sure to check out the homepage at MLBDailyDish.com for the latest specific rumors. Here’s a complete listing of our previews: AL East: Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays AL Central: Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins AL West: Texas Rangers Houston Astros Seattle Mariners Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim NL East: Washington Nationals New York Mets
The Minnesota Twins continued their Cinderella bid to make the MLB playoffs this season with Sunday's 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Not only did the win complete the Twins' first road sweep of three-plus games over the Indians since 1991, it also gave them a half-game lead in the American League (AL) Central. Many expected the Twins (39-34) to be heavy sellers while occupying the cellar of the mediocre AL Central.