Tigers outperform Twins 5-3 after Minnesota trade deal spree


MINNEAPOLIS — Riley Greene got two hits and two from the RBIs as the Detroit Tigers spoiled the Minnesota trade deadline day, with a 5-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday night.

Minnesota made big moves to boost its league title hopes by getting rookie Tyler Mahley and right-handers Jorge Lopez and Michael Vollmer before the deadline. Vollmer traveled a short distance from club to club after announcing the trade from Detroit.

But it was the Tigers who finished last on a sweltering night, snapping a three-game losing streak in a row. Greene, Akil Baddoo and Javier Báez earned RBI singles in the seventh of three runs.

Jason Foley (1-0) scored his first win of his career with a goalless game at rest for rookie Matt Manning, who was revitalized from the injured list for 60 days before the game after missing three months due to an infection in his right shoulder. Gregory Soto succeeded in his 20th tackle.

Griffin Jax retired (5-3) on one hitter and allowed three on three runs on the seventh hit for Minnesota. Mark Contreras hit his first home of his career with the twins, who lost five of seven.

Minnesota’s lead in the Central American League remained one game over Cleveland.

The celebration the twins had been hoping for wasn’t after apparently filling their biggest needs before the deadline.

Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds has been added to three very respectable prospects. López, the closest star to Baltimore this year, was acquired earlier in the day for four bowlers from the minor league. Lopez and Vollmer were in uniform, but did not see any work.

Detroit parted ways with players before the trade deadline. Soccer player Robbie Grossman was traded to Atlanta on Monday night and Vollmer switched clubs’ role on Tuesday, heading to Minnesota.

“As I told these two guys, they both deserve the chance to play in an environment of winning and a playoff chase,” said manager AJ Hinch. “I’m just sorry he’s not here. I would have liked him to be here for these two guys, especially Michael who paid his dues in this organization.”

In exchange for Grossman, the Tigers got Chris Anglin, who was on Single A. The right-handed twins sent Sawyer Gibson Long to Detroit. Gibson Long reached the Double A this season.

Manning took Vollmer’s place on the roster, and Triple-A’s Zach Short was called up to take Grossman’s place on the roster.

Tigers: Hinch said LHP Tarik Skubal has forearm inflammation and will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury. Hench said Scobal, who left Monday’s game after five rounds, is hopeful for his next start, but Hinch warned that is unlikely. …Hinch said it’s likely that RHP Wily Peralta (left hamstring strain) will be activated from the casualty list in the next few days.

Twins: Alex Kirillov has been listed for 10 days with right wrist inflammation. The team said the MRI came back with what the team had seen in the past when he was dealing with wrist problems. Baseball chief of operations Derek Valvey said Kirillov may choose to have another surgery or try an additional treatment. … Miguel Sano was moved to the injured list for 60 days and the team said an MRI showed a progressive meniscus injury that was present before Sano’s knee surgery. Surgery or treatment for Sanó is being considered. … Byron Buxton was out of the squad for the second day in a row as he deals with lingering knee issues.

RHP Joe Ryan (7-4, 3.78 ERA) will begin the final series Wednesday afternoon for Minnesota. Detroit will start LHP Tyler Alexander (2-4, 4.10). Ryan is coming off his worst start to the season, dropping 10 runs in 4 and 2/3 runs against San Diego. Alexander will make his second straight start after two months in the game. He went for four runs in his last game against Toronto.

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