The Twins blew a ninth-inning lead for the second day in a row, this time wasting a strong effort from Kenta Maeda.
In six days since Nelson Cruz was traded to Tampa Bay, manager Rocco Baldelli has started Brent Rooker at DH three times, Josh Donaldson twice and Miguel Sano against the Tigers on Tuesday.
Speaking at Target Field before Monday's game against the Tigers, Byron Buxton said he wanted to stay with the Twins, who selected him No. 2 overall in the 2012 draft.
The Tigers' Eric Haase homered for the third time in eight games vs. the Twins this season, a game-tying, ninth-inning grand slam off Hansel Robles.
The Twins gave up a game-tying grand slam in the ninth inning and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in 11 inning at Target Field on Tuesday.
Most starts at DH for the Twins over the past 10 years:
No. 9 hitter Jimmy Kerrigan homered in each of the first two innings and drove in five runs, and the St. Paul Saints opened a six-game series with Indianapolis with an 16-1 victory at CHS Field on Tuesday.
Kenta Maeda scored from second in Monday's 10-inning victory over the Tigers.
Alex Colome gave up a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning after Taylor Rogers left because of an injury.
The New Jersey high school standout had committed to play for Florida, but will now start his pro career.
The teams are playing for the third time since July 8 after meeting in seven consecutive games around the All-Star break.
The Twins doled out $92 million guaranteed over four seasons for an aging corner infielder with an injury history. By that standard, RandBall says ponying up for Buxton should be an easy call.
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Nick Pratto's grand slam was part of Omaha's big rally in the seventh inning to down the Saints 9-6.
Angels righthander Jaime Barria gave up back-to-back homers to start the game, then only two singles and no runs over the rest of his seven innings.
Max Kepler and Brent Rooker homered in the bottom of the first inning, but the Twins produced little offense the rest of the way.
Two teams grown very familiar with each other in July meet again, this time for a three-game series at Target Field.
With Jake Cave back, Nick Gordon moves back to infield today.