DETROIT -- Kyle Gibson got a little help in one of his best starts this season.Its a lot easier to pitch with a 7-1 lead in the fifth, Gibson said.Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs, Brian Dozier added three more hits to his torrid second half and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday night.The Tigers lost for the third time in 14 games against Minnesota, costing them precious ground in a crowded race for the second AL wild card.Gibson (6-9) dominated, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings. The win ended a four-start winless streak, including when Gibson allowed five runs in five innings to Detroit on Aug. 23.He had a couple nervous moments in there, but that was a great overall outing, Molitor said. Its not easy to get through that lineup with one run on five hits in eight innings.Kennys Vargas homered for the Twins, and Robbie Grossman drove in two runs.Matt Boyd (5-4) took the loss in his worst outing since June. He gave up seven runs, eight hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings.I was just out of sync, Boyd said. I wasnt right physically. I feel great, but my mechanics were off. I couldnt repeat my delivery, and thats a recipe for disaster. That cant happen at this time of year.Dozier entered hitting .318 with 26 homers since the All-Star break. Hes hit safely in 17 consecutive games.Buck Farmer saved Detroits bullpen by pitching 4 1/3 scoreless innings, but now the Tigers long reliever will be unavailable for starts by Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey on Wednesday and Thursday. Sanchez has struggled all year, while Pelfrey will be pitching for the first time since July and is expected to be on a low pitch count.He was outstanding, and it helped us a ton, Ausmus said. That frees up the rest of the bullpen for the next couple days.Boyd got into trouble quickly, allowing two runs before recording an out. Dozier led off with a base hit and Polanco blooped a double down the right-field line. Grossman lined Boyds 11th pitch of the night into center for a two-run single, but the Tigers defense prevented further damage.Vargas hit a hard grounder up the middle, but Jose Iglesias fielded it behind second and got off a backhanded flip toward the bag. Ian Kinsler caught it in his bare hand and threw in one motion to turn the double play.Miguel Cabreras RBI single made it 2-1 in the bottom of the first, but Gibson took control after that.Polancos two-run homer gave the Twins a three-run lead in the third. Grossman followed with a double, giving the top three in Minnesotas order six hits in six plate appearances, including three doubles and a homer.Detroit loaded the bases in the fourth, but Gibson got Jarrod Saltalamacchia to pop out and end the inning.Polanco had two shots at the triple he needed for the cycle but popped out and walked.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: Miguel Sano was out of the lineup one day after leaving a game with stiffness and soreness in his lower back. 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Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix have set their sights on handing Melbourne City and Sydney FC their first defeats this weekend in the A-League.Glory beat the Phoenix 2-0 in Perth on Sunday to get their first win of the season following a first up 3-3 draw with the Central Coast Mariners, but both teams have bigger things on their mind already.Perth scored through Diego Castro (penalty) and Nebojsa Marinkovic in the second half, while Andy Keogh also missed a penalty.The defeat leaves Wellington with two losses to start the season, with Sydney FC arriving on Sunday, while Glory has four points from the first two games.Perth takes on the unbeaten Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night.Glory coach Kenny Lowe is looking forward to challenging an on-fire opponent spurred on by champion Socceroo Tim Cahill - who scored a wondergoal on debut this weekend.These are the games you want. I was watching the game when Cahill stuck one in the seven and I was jumping around like a nine-year-old kid. I thought it was fantastic, Lowe said.You want to go to Melbourne and play against those type of players.Theyy look as though they have put one heck of a team together so lets go and measure ourselves.ddddddddddddThe Phoenix did a lot right in their opening two matches despite losing to City and Glory without managing to score a goal.Attacking threats Gui Finkler, Kosta Barbarouses and Michael McGlinchey havent managed to score but in both games Wellington looked impressive at times.The Phoenix return home to take on a Sky Blues outfit coming off 4-0 thumpings of Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast.Im really disappointed not to have got a draw last week and I would have been happy with a draw this week, but it wasnt to be, coach Ernie Merrick said.Were not overly concerned because we have good players and we play good football.It will be good to play Sydney at home because I would rather play a good team at home rather than another one of these away trips or playing a lower-level team.Sydney are on top, theyve scored eight goals and its the ideal time for us to come back. 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