DETROIT (AP) - A couple of big home-runs in the ninth inning helped the Minnesota Twins outlast the Detroit Tigers 4-1 this (Wednesday) afternoon.

Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered off the Tiger's Francisco Rodriguez to help the Twins score three runs in the ninth inning to take the lead and the victory.

Detroit's Justin Verlander struck out nine and walked two for the Tigers, while Minnesota's Ervin Santana allowed one run and six hits in seven-plus innings.

The last-place Twins took two of three from the playoff-chasing Tigers, who were looking for their 50th win of the season.

Minnesota now heads to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a four-game series starting tomorrow (Thursday).