Twins hang on to edge Tigers

Eddie Rosario had two hits and drove in two runs, and three Minnesota relievers combined to pitch three shutout innings to help lead the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.Michael Pineda (2-0) picked up the win, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out five.Trevor Hildenberger and Taylor Rogers each followed with a scoreless inning of relief. Blake Parker overcame a one-out walk to Gordon Beckham and a wild pitch in the ninth by striking out JaCoby Jones and Josh Harrison to pick up his third save of the season.Christin Stewart homered, John Hicks had two doubles and Jones had two hits and a stolen base for Detroit. Shortstop Jordy Mercer also had two hits, including a double to the left field wall in the fifth inning, but he limped to second after rounding first. He then left the game with what the team called a quadriceps spasm.Tyson Ross (1-2) took the loss to drop to 0-4 in six career appearances against the Twins. Ross allowed four runs on five hits in six innings but walked four, two of which scored, and struck out three.Detroit, with the aid of second base umpire Chris Guccione, took a 2-0 lead in the third.

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