Justin Morneau hit an 11th-inning home run, tying a career-high with his fifth hit, and the Minnesota Twins overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 Thursday.
Minnesota, which stopped a three-game losing streak, trailed 6-4 in the ninth but tied the score against closer Todd Jones on two singles, an error and Joe Mauer's sacrifice fly.
Morneau homered off Freddy Dolsi (1-3) with two outs in the 11th, lining the ball over the right-field fence. Morneau also doubled twice, including a 425-foot liner off the top of the fence at the deepest part of the ballpark in right-center.
Matt Guerrier (5-4) pitched two innings for the victory, allowing Matt Joyce's two-out double in the 11th. Guerrier then struck out Clete Thomas, finishing the Twins' 17th win in 22 games.
Detroit, which had won its previous three games, was trying to move three games over .500 for the first time since its 24-36 start.
Denard Span had four hits for the Twins, who fell behind 6-2 in the fourth but started their comeback on Alexi Casilla's sacrifice fly off Kenny Rogers in the seventh and Delmon Young's RBI grounder off Fernando Rodney in the eighth following a Morneau double.
Jones failed to convert a save for just the second time in 18 chances. Nick Punto singled leading off the ninth and scored on a single by Span that skipped past Matt Joyce in right field. Spain took third on the error and came home when Mauer flied to left.
Joe Nathan walked Carlos Guillen and Miguel Cabrera to start the bottom of the ninth, but Joyce popped out. After the runners moved up on a wild pitch, Thomas was intentionally walked, and Nathan struck out Jeff Larish and Ivan Rodriguez.
Minnesota loaded the bases in the 10th, but Casilla grounded out.
Rogers allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings. He escaped a first-and-third, no-outs jam in the fifth when Jeff Larish threw Punto out at the plate on Carlos Gomez's grounder, Span was caught stealing third and Casilla grounded out.
Twins starter Kevin Slowey gave up six runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Span hit an RBI triple in the third and scored on Gomez's grounder, but Curtis Granderson hit a run-scoring double in the bottom half and Detroit scored five runs in the fourth. Joyce's second homer in as many games started a stretch in which seven of eight batters got hits off Slowey. Ramon Santiago hit a two-run double.