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Justin Upton hammers walk-off two-run home run

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22: Detroit Tigers Left fielder Justin Upton (8) high-fives teammates during a MLB game between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers on July 22, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-5. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire)
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The Detroit Tigers led 5-0 on Saturday night. Then, they trailed 11-6. Finally, they led 12-11 and the night was over as Justin Upton jogged around the bases after clobbering a walk-off two-run home run.

For Upton, it was his 22nd blast of the season and it helped Detroit stave off a crushing defeat in what has been a down season.

With Miguel Cabrera leaving the game early due to back tightness, Upton made sure the game didn’t get to Cabrera’s spot in the lineup, ending new Twins closer Matt Belisle’s night with a loss.

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