Joe Mauer drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins rallied against Max Scherzer, handing the contending Detroit Tigers a 10-4 loss Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
The Tigers began the day one-half game behind the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox, who played later at the Los Angeles Angels.
After leaving his previous start with shoulder weakness, Scherzer (16-7) pitched five shutout innings with a fastball that topped out at 93 mph, a bit slower than usual. But he couldn't get an out in the sixth, hurt by a dropped fly ball, and ended up allowing three runs.
Scott Diamond (12-8) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings. He struck out five and improved his career ERA against the Tigers to 3.07 in four starts.
The Tigers led 2-0 early, with Miguel Cabrera hitting an RBI double and later scoring. But Detroit's shaky defense helped the Twins scored five times in the sixth.
Ben Revere led off with a fly ball that left fielder Andy Dirks dropped just sho...