MLB Spencer Torkelson, Willi Castro power Tigers past Twins


Spencer Torkelson had three hits and an RBI, Willi Castro drove in two runs and the host Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday.

Jeimer Candelario had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in another, while Derek Hill blasted a solo homer for Detroit.

Detroit starter Beau Brieske gave up four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Joe Jimenez (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and got the win, while Gregory Soto recorded his ninth save.

Jose Miranda hit a two-run homer for the Twins, while Gio Urshela and Gary Sanchez hit solo shots.

Minnesota starter Dylan Bundy allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings.

Sanchez hit his fifth homer off a Brieske fastball to lead off the second. He deposited the 1-0 pitch over the left-center field wall.

Hill tied the score in the third with his first homer of the season. He ripped a 1-2 Bundy offering over the wall in left.

Minnesota made it 3-1 in the fourth. Urshela had a one-out single before Miranda blasted a 1-2 Brieske pitch for his second homer.

Detroit tied it again with three consecutive hits in the bottom of the inning. Candelario led off with a single and scored on Torkelson’s double. Castro brought in Torkelson with a single.

The Tigers took a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Jonathan Schoop had a one-out double and Candelario delivered a two-out RBI single.

Urshela tied it up in the next inning for Minnesota with his fifth homer off a 3-2 changeup from Brieske.

The Tigers regained the lead against losing pitcher Joe Smith (1-1) in the seventh. Schoop led off with a triple. One out later, he was tagged out trying to score on a fielder’s choice but Candelario managed to reach second.

Torkelson followed with an infield single and Candelario scored on a throwing error that allowed Torkelson to advance to second. He scored on Castro’s single to center.

Urshela’s RBI double in the eighth cut Detroit’s lead to 6-5. Hill scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the inning to give the Tigers some breathing room.

–Field Level Media


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