Lance Lynn Shuts Down Tigers, Twins Win 6-0

Lance Lynn throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning. Photo: AP Photo/Jim Mone
Lance Lynn throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning.

May 22, 2018 11:07 PM

Lance Lynn gave up five hits over 6 2/3 innings in his most efficient outing of the season, and Brian Dozier drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night.
    
Lynn (2-4) lowered his jumbo ERA from 7.47 to 6.34 in his ninth start, striking out four and walking one.Dozier's two-run liner capped a three-run, fifth inning for Minnesota, which won its third straight game. Ehire Adrianza added a pair of RBI doubles.
    
Detroit's Matt Boyd (2-4) left with a left oblique spasm after walking the first two batters of the bottom of the fifth. Pitching coach Chris Bosio visited the mound and immediately called for manager Ron Gardenhire and an athletic trainer.
    
Boyd gave up two runs, one hit and a season-high four walks.
    
Detroit was 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and has scored 13 runs while losing six of its past seven games.
    
Lynn entered with an average of seven walks per nine innings this season, more than double his career mark entering the year. He walked four batters in three innings in his previous start, a loss to St. Louis, but was sharper against the Twins.
    
Lynn stranded four runners over the first three innings, getting a pair of double plays. He retired 12 of 14 at one point but left after hitting Jacoby Jones and walking Jose Iglesias in the seventh. Ryan Pressly struck out pinch-hitter Mikie Mahtook to end the inning.
 

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