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Catcher Chris Gimenez took to the mound to finish the game.
Detroit's John Hicks -- exactly one year after being claimed off waivers from the Twins organization -- went 3-for-5, drove in five runs and hit his first career home run.
This is the Twins' first series this season against a team outside the AL Central. They were 5-2 against the Rangers last season, and 3-1 in Arlington.
The lefthanded reliever became a casualty of the Twins' sudden shortage of bullpen arms and surplus of bullpen innings, spending roughly six hours in the big leagues before being sent back to the minors.
Wild fans are in different stages of grief after the team's five-game ouster from the playoffs by the Blues.