Twins beat Tigers 6-1 behind Stewart’s effort

Published 7:56 am Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DETROIT  — Kohl Stewart pitched six solid innings for Minnesota, and Eddie Rosario homered before leaving with an injury in the Twins’ 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Gabriel Moya pitched the opening inning for Minnesota before Stewart (2-1) took over and worked through the seventh. He allowed an unearned run and three hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Rosario hit a solo shot in the first, his 24th home run of the year. He left in the fourth after aggravating a right quad injury on the play that gave Detroit its only run of the game.

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Jorge Polanco added a solo homer of his own in the ninth.

Jordan Zimmermann (7-8) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings. He yielded a double and five singles in the fourth, when the Twins scored four times.

Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and a walk for the Tigers.

Polanco hit a drive to right in the ninth that was barely foul. The play was reviewed and the call was upheld — then Polanco promptly connected for a homer that was more toward right-center.

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire had a chance to manage against his son Toby, who is spending some time with the Twins as a coach. Toby Gardenhire is the manager of the Twins’ Class A affiliate in Cedar Rapids.

The Gardenhires came out for the lineup exchange before the game and posed for a picture with the umpires.