Twins Sweep Tigers With 8-2 Win

Minnesota Twins' Tyler Austin (31) celebrates their 8-2 win against the Detroit Tigers. Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Minnesota Twins' Tyler Austin (31) celebrates their 8-2 win against the Detroit Tigers.

September 19, 2018 05:18 PM

Stephen Gonsalves threw six scoreless innings, and Minnesota's offense pounded Detroit's pitching, helping the Twins beat the Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday.
    
Gabriel Moya started for Minnesota, but was replaced by Gonsalves in the second inning, marking the sixth time this season the Twins used an "opening pitcher." Gonsalves (1-2) allowed one hit and a walk while striking out four.
    
Ehire Adrianza was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, Tyler Austin was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Willians Astudillo was 2 for 4 with three RBIs for the Twins, who swept the three-game series against the Tigers.
    
Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull (0-1) made his first major league start, allowing six runs and six hits and a walk in four innings.
    
The Twins got to Turnbull in the second inning, putting up four runs on three hits, a walk and two fielder's choice groundouts. Austin and Adrianza each had RBI singles to spark the rally.
    
Minnesota added a pair of runs in the fourth inning, which included Astudillo's RBI double. And the Twins added two runs in the eighth on Austin's sacrifice fly and Astudillo's RBI single.

The Tigers scored two ninth-inning runs on Nicholas Castellanos' RBI double and Mikie Mahtook's sac fly.

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Twins play at Oakland on Friday. Jose Berrios (11-11, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for Minnesota.

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