Rosario, Jeffers help Twins defeat Tigers

Eddie Rosario had a three-run double and Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer while having two hits and two RBIs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon in Minneapolis.Right-hander Michael Pineda allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings while picking up his first win of the season for the Twins (26-17), who won for the sixth time in seven games.Byron Buxton also homered and doubled and Rosario and LaMonte Wade Jr. each finished with two hits as Minnesota improved to 18-5 at Target Field this season.Pineda (1-0) walked two in his second start after missing the first 36 games of the season while finishing up a 60-game suspension for taking a banned diuretic. He struck out eight and became only the second Twins starter this season to work into the seventh inning, throwing 104 pitches, 67 for strikes.Jeimer Candelario had two doubles and a walk and scored twice for Detroit (18-21). Michael Fulmer (0-1), who missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, suffered the loss in his seventh start of the season, allowing four runs on four hits over 2 1/3 innings.

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