Twins Double Up Tigers in Gardenhire's Return | KFAN 100.3 FM

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TWINS 4, TIGERS 2 MINNEAPOLIS 

(AP) - Logan Morrison forced in the go-ahead run with a four-pitch walk in the eighth inning after striking out in his first three at-bats, propelling Minnesota past Detroit. 

Jose Berrios (5-4) struck out nine, giving up just three hits and two walks over eight innings. 

Fernando Rodney closed for his 10th save in 13 tries. Rodney, who spent the first eight seasons of his major league career with the Tigers, has converted eight straight saves in 10 consecutive scoreless innings. 

The more relevant reunion was the return of Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire to Minnesota, where he managed the Twins for 13 seasons. This was the first game between the division rivals since Gardenhire was hired by Detroit. 

Nicholas Castellanos gave the Tigers an early 2-0 lead with a home run and an RBI single. Berrios retired 15 straight batters after that. Max Kepler hit a two-run double in the fifth off Tigers starter Blaine Hardy to tie it. 

Daniel Stumpf (1-3) took the loss. 

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