Newest Twins contribute to win against Tigers

Sandy Leon drove in two runs and Jorge Lopez collected a save in their Minnesota debuts and the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis.Leon, who had two hits, was acquired from Cleveland on Tuesday. He didn’t drive in a run while appearing in eight games with the Guardians this season.Lopez, acquired Tuesday from Baltimore to become Minnesota’s closer, retired all three batters he faced for his 20th save.Joe Ryan (8-4) defeated the Tigers for the third time this season. He gave up one run and three hits in five hits while tying his season high with nine strikeouts.Twins reliever Michael Fulmer, facing the team that traded him the previous day, tossed a scoreless inning.Byron Buxton scored two of the Twins’ runs.Detroit starter Tyler Alexander (2-5) gave up two runs and two hits while striking out five in five innings. Harold Castro had three hits and Riley Greene drove in the Tigers’ lone run. Detroit batters struck out 14 times.

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