Tigers 8, Twins 6
MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Verlander labored into the sixth inning, Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs and the Tigers salvaged a split. Torii Hunter and J.D. Martinez each had three of Detroit's 17 hits to back Verlander, making his first start since Aug. 11 because of shoulder inflammation. The Tigers fell a season-worst three games behind the Royals in the AL Central.