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Tigers back Boyd, rout Twins 8-2 in doubleheader opener

It was the first quality start of the season for Boyd, who was Detroit’s opening day starter.
Credit: AP
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd throws during the fourth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader.

It was the first quality start of the season for Boyd, who was Detroit’s opening day starter. The left-hander allowed one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts.

Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer off him in the sixth, but by then the Tigers had built a comfortable lead.

Minnesota starter Randy Dobnak allowed six runs and 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

    

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