Iglesias, Goodrum help Tigers end six-game losing streak

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers didn't solve all their offensive problems against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

After scoring eight runs on a 0-6 road trip, the Tigers got three hits against Ervin Santana and the Minnesota bullpen in their first game back at home.

Somehow, they turned that into enough for a 5-3 victory. Two of the hits were two-run home runs by Niko Goodrum and Jose Iglesias and the third was a JaCoby Jones triple that led to Detroit's first run.

''Three hits isn't ideal, but we got a lot out of them," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We made some great defensive plays and we got a lot of pitching. We needed this.''

It was the second time in franchise history the Tigers had gotten three or more hits in a game without a single or double. They beat the Washington Senators 3-1 on May 22, 1971 in a game when they also had a triple and two homers as their only hits.

Detroit only scored eight runs while being swept in a pair of three-game road series against the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels.

''We had a day off yesterday, and I think we were all able to put that road trip behind us,'' Goodrum said. ''I know I was able to work with the hitting coaches and make some adjustments that I needed.''

Jordan Zimmermann (5-4) gave up two unearned runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out one batter and didn't issue a walk.

''I didn't have my best stuff, but I felt like I was able to locate all four of my pitches,'' he said. ''The fastball was good, the slider was really good, and I yanked a couple curveballs but also had some good ones. I even played with a baby split that I threw a few times.''

Shane Greene allowed an RBI double to Ehire Adrianza with two out in the ninth before retiring Joe Mauer for his 24th save.

Ervin Santana (0-1) took the loss in his fourth start of the season. He allowed five runs on three hits and two walks in six innings, striking out two.

''Some of the time you give up seven hits, eight hits, even 10 hits and still win the game,'' he said. ''Sometimes you pitch good and lose. It's a weird game. Nothing you can do.''

The Twins had scoring chances in the first two innings but couldn't take advantage.

In the first, Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos made a lunging grab of Logan Forsythe's single down the line, forcing Jorge Polanco to hold at third.

In the next inning, Nick Cave wiped out rounding second on what should have been an easy triple and Zimmermann escaped the inning. Cave made up for it in the bottom of the inning, making a running catch of Goodrum's 419-foot liner to the center-field wall.

''We had baserunners, but we didn't get the hits we needed to score,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''I thought Ervin pitched better, but the two two-run homers were the difference at the end of the day.''

The Twins did take a 1-0 lead in the third. After Polanco's double in the third, Forsythe singled off Zimmermann's glove. Goodrum's belated throw to first was too high, allowing the runner to score.

Jones led off the bottom of the inning with a heads-up triple. On an apparent double, he took a long turn and stopped. When left fielder Eddie Rosario threw behind him, Jones took third and scored the tying run on Mike Gerber's sacrifice fly.

''I never know what Jonesy is doing out there,'' Gardenhire said with a smile. ''We didn't know where he was going and neither did they, so he got away with it. He's always entertaining.''

Goodrum added a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Tigers up 3-1, and Iglesias made it 5-1 with his own two-run shot in the fifth. Mitch Garver's sacrifice fly made it 5-2 in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: RHP Aaron Slegers was removed from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester when he experienced discomfort in his pitching shoulder. He's been on the disabled list since July 15 with inflammation in the shoulder.

SANTANA SOUNDS OFF

Santana wasn't pleased with the front office's decision to trade closer Fernando Rodney this week.

''We are only 10 games out and we have two months to left. It seems like they gave up,'' he said. ''We're not giving up but they did. They take our pieces away and it is difficult to play without our good pieces.''

NEW TIGERS PITCHER

The Tigers signed free-agent pitcher Zach McAllister to a major-league contract on Friday. McCallister went 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA in 41 relief outings for the Cleveland Indians before being released on Aug. 7. McCallister will pitch out of Detroit's bullpen. To make room for him on the roster, the Tigers designated Jacob Turner for assignment.

UP NEXT

The teams play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday, with Detroit's Francisco Liriano (3-6, 4.37) facing Minnesota's Kyle Gibson (5-9, 3.60).

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  • W: J. Zimmermann (5-4)L: E. Santana (0-1)S: S. Greene (24)
  • HR: DET - J. Iglesias (5), N. Goodrum (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Mauer 1B50000003.267.346.354.7000.0
E. Rosario LF40000002.296.337.495.8310.0
J. Polanco SS41200001.287.357.403.7604.0
L. Forsythe 2B41200000.234.296.315.6123.0
M. Kepler RF40000004.231.322.416.7390.0
M. Garver C30110000.261.337.405.7432.0
L. Morrison DH40000001.186.276.368.6440.0
J. Cave CF41200010.282.309.473.7833.5
E. Adrianza 3B40310001.249.310.380.6905.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Gerber LF21010111.174.286.217.5032.5
    J. Iglesias SS41121000.266.305.394.6997.0
    N. Castellanos RF40000001.283.334.478.8120.0
    J. Candelario 3B31000121.226.316.415.7311.0
    V. Martinez DH30000001.237.288.322.6100.0
    N. Goodrum 2B31121000.231.294.426.7217.0
    J. Adduci 1B30000010.241.268.389.657-0.5
    J. McCann C20000110.218.271.316.5870.5
    J. Jones CF31100011.205.262.362.6243.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Polanco (8), J. Cave (9), E. Adrianza (15)
      • SF - M. Garver
      • RBI - M. Garver (26), E. Adrianza (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Adrianza (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer, E. Rosario, J. Polanco, M. Kepler 3 (3), E. Adrianza
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Jones (5)
      • HR - J. Iglesias (5), N. Goodrum (11)
      • SF - M. Gerber
      • RBI - M. Gerber (2), J. Iglesias 2 (47), N. Goodrum 2 (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Iglesias 2 (22), N. Goodrum 2 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Gerber, J. Candelario
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Rosario (8)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Goodrum-Iglesias-Adduci)
      • E - J. Candelario (8), N. Goodrum (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Santana (L, 0-1)6.03552526.531.405.5
      O. Drake2.00001106.821.685.5
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Santana (L, 0-1)6.0
      O. Drake2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.18200103.981.2320.5
      A. Wilson (H, 9)0.20000003.801.110.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 16)1.00000003.281.093.0
      S. Greene (S, 24)1.02110004.131.277.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.1
      A. Wilson (H, 9)0.2
      J. Jimenez (H, 16)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 24)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 94-55, O. Drake 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 5-9, O. Drake 2-3
      • Batters Faced - E. Santana 24, O. Drake 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 96-69, A. Wilson 4-3, J. Jimenez 13-7, S. Greene 24-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 12-6, J. Jimenez 1-2, S. Greene 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 27, A. Wilson 2, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Mauer 1B50000003.267.346.354.7000.0
      E. Rosario LF40000002.296.337.495.8310.0
      J. Polanco SS41200001.287.357.403.7604.0
      L. Forsythe 2B41200000.234.296.315.6123.0
      M. Kepler RF40000004.231.322.416.7390.0
      M. Garver C30110000.261.337.405.7432.0
      L. Morrison DH40000001.186.276.368.6440.0
      J. Cave CF41200010.282.309.473.7833.5
      E. Adrianza 3B40310001.249.310.380.6905.0
      Total36310200112-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Gerber LF21010111.174.286.217.5032.5
        J. Iglesias SS41121000.266.305.394.6997.0
        N. Castellanos RF40000001.283.334.478.8120.0
        J. Candelario 3B31000121.226.316.415.7311.0
        V. Martinez DH30000001.237.288.322.6100.0
        N. Goodrum 2B31121000.231.294.426.7217.0
        J. Adduci 1B30000010.241.268.389.657-0.5
        J. McCann C20000110.218.271.316.5870.5
        J. Jones CF31100011.205.262.362.6243.5
        Total275352365-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Polanco (8), J. Cave (9), E. Adrianza (15)
          • SF - M. Garver
          • RBI - M. Garver (26), E. Adrianza (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Adrianza (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Mauer, E. Rosario, J. Polanco, M. Kepler 3 (3), E. Adrianza
          BATTING
          • 3B - J. Jones (5)
          • HR - J. Iglesias (5), N. Goodrum (11)
          • SF - M. Gerber
          • RBI - M. Gerber (2), J. Iglesias 2 (47), N. Goodrum 2 (36)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Iglesias 2 (22), N. Goodrum 2 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Gerber, J. Candelario
          FIELDING
          • E - E. Rosario (8)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Goodrum-Iglesias-Adduci)
          • E - J. Candelario (8), N. Goodrum (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Santana (L, 0-1)6.03552526.531.405.5
          O. Drake2.00001106.821.685.5
          Total8.0355362---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Santana (L, 0-1)6.0
          O. Drake2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.18200103.981.2320.5
          A. Wilson (H, 9)0.20000003.801.110.0
          J. Jimenez (H, 16)1.00000003.281.093.0
          S. Greene (S, 24)1.02110004.131.277.0
          Total9.01031010---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Zimmermann (W, 5-4)6.1
          A. Wilson (H, 9)0.2
          J. Jimenez (H, 16)1.0
          S. Greene (S, 24)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 94-55, O. Drake 30-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 5-9, O. Drake 2-3
          • Batters Faced - E. Santana 24, O. Drake 7
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 96-69, A. Wilson 4-3, J. Jimenez 13-7, S. Greene 24-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 12-6, J. Jimenez 1-2, S. Greene 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 27, A. Wilson 2, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Adrianza doubled to deep center, Cave scored35
          • 6TH INNING
            Garver hit sacrifice fly to right, Forsythe scored25
          • 5TH INNING
            Iglesias homered to left, Gerber scored15
          • 4TH INNING
            Goodrum homered to right, Candelario scored13
          • 3RD INNING
            Gerber hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored11
            Forsythe reached on an infield single to second, Polanco scored on 2nd baseman Goodrum throwing error10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Garver grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Morrison lined out to center
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Cave singled to center
            • E. Adrianza: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adrianza doubled to deep center, Cave scored
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Alex Wilson
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco grounded out to second
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe lined out to right
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kepler flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • O. Drake Pitching:
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • J. Cave: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza singled to right
            • Alex Wilson relieved Jordan Zimmermann
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Mauer popped out to third
            • E. Rosario: Rosario flied out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Oliver Drake relieved Ervin Santana
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci lined out to shortstop
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones flied out to left
            • M. Gerber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gerber flied out to left
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Forsythe safe at first on 3rd baseman Candelario throwing error, Forsythe to second
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler grounded out to pitcher, Forsythe to third
            • M. Garver: Foul, Garver hit sacrifice fly to right, Forsythe scored
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Morrison grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Candelario grounded out to second
            • V. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to pitcher
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum lined out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Adrianza singled to right
            • J. Mauer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer reached on fielder's choice to first, Adrianza out at second
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Rosario lined out to second
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
            • M. Gerber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gerber walked
            • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Iglesias homered to left, Gerber scored
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos flied out to deep right
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garver singled to left
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Strike looking, Morrison grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Garver out at second
            • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Cave grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Martinez flied out to left
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Goodrum homered to right, Candelario scored
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Adduci struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to right
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Polanco doubled to left center
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Forsythe reached on an infield single to second, Polanco scored on 2nd baseman Goodrum throwing error
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Kepler fouled out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones tripled to left
            • M. Gerber: Ball, Gerber hit sacrifice fly to center, Jones scored
            • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias flied out to left
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Garver lined out to right
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Morrison grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cave doubled to deep center
            • E. Adrianza: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adrianza flied out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum flied out to deep center
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Adduci lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to first
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco singled to shallow left
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Forsythe singled to right, Polanco to third
            • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Kepler grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Santana Pitching:
            • M. Gerber: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gerber struck out looking
            • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias safe at first on left fielder Rosario fielding error
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to center
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)