Lynn has best start of season, leads Twins over Tigers 6-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Lance Lynn walked off the mound in frustration Tuesday, despite his most efficient outing for the Minnesota Twins.

After pitching well for a season-high 6 2/3 innings, hitting a batter and walking another to end his night left a sour taste in the right-hander's mouth.

Brian Dozier drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to back Lynn, and Minnesota cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Lynn (2-4) lowered his jumbo ERA from 7.47 to 6.34 in his ninth start of the year, striking out four and walking one while giving up five hits.

''It felt good until the end,'' Lynn said. ''When you hit a guy and walk a guy, it really puts a damper on a pretty good outing up until then. There's still work to do. It's not as good as it can be, but it's a lot better than it's been.''

Dozier's two-run liner capped a three-run fifth for the Twins, who won their third straight game. Ehire Adrianza added a pair of RBI doubles.

Detroit starter Matt Boyd (2-4) left with a left oblique spasm after walking his first two batters in the fifth. Pitching coach Chris Bosio visited the mound and immediately called for manager Ron Gardenhire and an athletic trainer.

''In between, there was something, a little spasm,'' Boyd said. ''I wasn't getting through it and they saw something. I didn't really feel any different outside of the spasm. I felt the spasm and that's it. Just playing it safe.''

Boyd gave up two runs, one hit and a season-high four walks.

The Tigers were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and have scored 13 runs while losing six of their past seven games.

''Sure, you get behind a little bit, I think everybody's starting to press a little bit,'' Gardenhire said. ''This has been a long stretch of baseball games. We've just got to grind through it. There wasn't as much enthusiasm on the bench, and that's my fault. I was kind of sitting there figuring out how we were going to get through it. I went and told those guys tonight, `We'll bring it tomorrow.'''

Lynn entered with an average of seven walks per nine innings this season, more than double his career mark coming into the year.

He stranded four runners over the first three innings, getting a pair of double plays. He retired 12 of 14 at one point but left after hitting Jacoby Jones with a pitch and walking Jose Iglesias in the seventh. Ryan Pressly struck out pinch-hitter Mikie Mahtook to end the inning.

''He threw a lot of strikes,'' Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said of Lynn. ''I know he wasn't happy to walk his last hitter of the night, but overall, again, he protected the bullpen. Scoreless game for a while, but he kept putting zeros up for us and gave us a chance.''

DOZIER'S WORK

Dozier's big night was a good sign for the struggling leadoff hitter. He entered with four hits in his last 33 at-bats (.121 average) with one RBI in nine games. Dozier had been taking extra batting practice in recent days.

''During the course of the year you get out of sync and stuff; just a couple things to get back to locked in and feeling good for a little while now,'' he said.

MINOR MOVES

Tigers: Detroit signed LHP Kevin Chapman and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. Chapman, who last pitched in the majors in 2016 for Houston, was playing in an independent league with the New Britain Bees.

Twins: Minnesota recalled OF Ryan LaMarre from Triple-A Rochester to take the spot that opened when RHP Phil Hughes was designated for assignment. LaMarre has hit .314 in 21 games with the Twins this season. ... The Twins acquired 1B Chris Carter from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Carter, who led the National League with 41 home runs in 2016, was hitting .255 with 13 homers in 38 games at Triple-A Salt Lake and he'll report to Triple-A Rochester.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario is heading to Toledo to begin a rehab assignment. Candelario has taken batting practice before games as he makes his way back from left wrist tendinitis. He could join Detroit this weekend against the White Sox. ... 1B Miguel Cabrera continues to take pregame batting practice but there is no timetable for his return or a potential rehab assignment.

Twins: Molitor said 1B Joe Mauer had a good day as he deals with a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms. Mauer will do some light exercise on Wednesday. ... 3B Miguel Sano homered in a rehab start for Triple-A Rochester. Sano could rejoin the team Friday in Seattle.

UP NEXT

Detroit RHP Michael Fulmer (1-3, 4.35 ERA) stars the series finale, with Minnesota sending RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 3.96) to the mound. Fulmer allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners last time out. Gibson lost his last start after giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings at home against Milwaukee.

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  • W: L. Lynn (2-4)L: M. Boyd (2-4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Martin CF40000011.253.314.438.753-0.5
N. Castellanos RF40200011.320.370.500.8701.5
V. Martinez DH40100003.234.302.366.6681.0
J. Hicks 1B40000011.279.327.500.827-0.5
N. Goodrum 3B40000020.232.291.432.723-1.0
J. McCann C40200010.271.327.389.7161.5
J. Jones LF30200011.238.285.395.6793.5
J. Iglesias SS30000104.245.295.362.6571.0
D. Machado 2B20000001.212.266.288.5550.0
a- M. Mahtook PH10000012.188.227.261.488-0.5
P. Kozma 2B00000000.194.194.355.5480.0
  • a-struck out for Machado in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B40230001.236.303.412.7167.0
R. Grossman DH30000112.230.310.340.6500.5
E. Rosario LF40000002.285.309.529.8380.0
E. Escobar 3B40000011.285.339.525.864-0.5
M. Garver C31000110.243.309.378.6871.5
L. Morrison 1B30100110.209.321.367.6881.5
R. LaMarre RF10000001.314.385.314.6990.0
a- M. Kepler PH-RF21100002.253.337.474.8113.0
E. Adrianza SS22220100.227.296.307.6039.0
B. Buxton CF22110002.167.200.208.4084.0
  • a-fouled out for LaMarre in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jones (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Dozier 2 (9), M. Kepler (14), E. Adrianza 2 (7)
  • SH - B. Buxton
  • RBI - B. Dozier 3 (19), E. Adrianza 2 (5), B. Buxton (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Goodrum-Machado-Hicks)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison; Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison)
  • E - L. Lynn
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 2-4)4.01224003.291.080.0
W. Saupold1.02110002.551.470.0
B. Farmer2.04330405.561.761.0
D. Stumpf1.00000005.941.923.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 2-4)4.0
W. Saupold1.0
B. Farmer2.0
D. Stumpf1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (W, 2-4)6.25001406.341.8624.0
R. Pressly (H, 3)0.10000102.161.240.5
Z. Duke1.01000103.381.692.5
M. Magill1.01000201.421.113.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (W, 2-4)6.2
R. Pressly (H, 3)0.1
Z. Duke1.0
M. Magill1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 61-32, W. Saupold 21-11, B. Farmer 40-28, D. Stumpf 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-6, W. Saupold 1-2, B. Farmer 1-1, D. Stumpf 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 15, W. Saupold 5, B. Farmer 10, D. Stumpf 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Lynn
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 100-64, R. Pressly 7-5, Z. Duke 18-11, M. Magill 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 13-2, Z. Duke 2-0, M. Magill 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 26, R. Pressly, Z. Duke 4, M. Magill 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Martin CF40000011.253.314.438.753-0.5
N. Castellanos RF40200011.320.370.500.8701.5
V. Martinez DH40100003.234.302.366.6681.0
J. Hicks 1B40000011.279.327.500.827-0.5
N. Goodrum 3B40000020.232.291.432.723-1.0
J. McCann C40200010.271.327.389.7161.5
J. Jones LF30200011.238.285.395.6793.5
J. Iglesias SS30000104.245.295.362.6571.0
D. Machado 2B20000001.212.266.288.5550.0
a- M. Mahtook PH10000012.188.227.261.488-0.5
P. Kozma 2B00000000.194.194.355.5480.0
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  • a-struck out for Machado in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B40230001.236.303.412.7167.0
R. Grossman DH30000112.230.310.340.6500.5
E. Rosario LF40000002.285.309.529.8380.0
E. Escobar 3B40000011.285.339.525.864-0.5
M. Garver C31000110.243.309.378.6871.5
L. Morrison 1B30100110.209.321.367.6881.5
R. LaMarre RF10000001.314.385.314.6990.0
a- M. Kepler PH-RF21100002.253.337.474.8113.0
E. Adrianza SS22220100.227.296.307.6039.0
B. Buxton CF22110002.167.200.208.4084.0
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  • a-fouled out for LaMarre in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jones (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Dozier 2 (9), M. Kepler (14), E. Adrianza 2 (7)
  • SH - B. Buxton
  • RBI - B. Dozier 3 (19), E. Adrianza 2 (5), B. Buxton (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Goodrum-Machado-Hicks)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison; Dozier-Adrianza-Morrison)
  • E - L. Lynn
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Boyd (L, 2-4)4.01224003.291.080.0
W. Saupold1.02110002.551.470.0
B. Farmer2.04330405.561.761.0
D. Stumpf1.00000005.941.923.0
Total8.0766440---
PITCHERSIP
M. Boyd (L, 2-4)4.0
W. Saupold1.0
B. Farmer2.0
D. Stumpf1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn (W, 2-4)6.25001406.341.8624.0
R. Pressly (H, 3)0.10000102.161.240.5
Z. Duke1.01000103.381.692.5
M. Magill1.01000201.421.113.0
Total9.0700180---
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn (W, 2-4)6.2
R. Pressly (H, 3)0.1
Z. Duke1.0
M. Magill1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 61-32, W. Saupold 21-11, B. Farmer 40-28, D. Stumpf 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 4-6, W. Saupold 1-2, B. Farmer 1-1, D. Stumpf 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 15, W. Saupold 5, B. Farmer 10, D. Stumpf 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. Lynn
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 100-64, R. Pressly 7-5, Z. Duke 18-11, M. Magill 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 13-2, Z. Duke 2-0, M. Magill 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 26, R. Pressly, Z. Duke 4, M. Magill 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Dozier doubled to right center, Buxton scored06
    Buxton singled to left, Adrianza scored, Buxton to second05
    Adrianza doubled to deep left, Kepler scored04
  • 5TH INNING
    Dozier doubled to deep right, Adrianza and Buxton scored03
    Adrianza doubled to deep right center, Garver scored, Morrison to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Matt Magill relieved Zach Duke
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
    • J. McCann: Ball, McCann singled to center
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, McCann to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Zach Duke relieved Ryan Pressly
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to first
    • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez singled to deep left
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Stumpf relieved Buck Farmer
    • E. Escobar: Escobar lined out to center
    • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Garver flied out to deep center
    • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Morrison grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
    • J. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann fouled out to first
    • J. Jones: Ball, Jones hit by pitch
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Iglesias walked, Jones to second
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Lance Lynn
    • Mikie Mahtook hit for Dixon Machado
    • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pete Kozma at second
    • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Morrison struck out on foul tip
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler doubled to left center
    • E. Adrianza: Ball, Adrianza doubled to deep left, Kepler scored
    • B. Buxton: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Buxton singled to left, Adrianza scored, Buxton to second
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Dozier doubled to right center, Buxton scored
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Rosario grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to center
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Castellanos out at second
    • J. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Buck Farmer relieved Warwick Saupold
    • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
    • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garver struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias grounded out to second, Jones to second
    • D. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • L. Martin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garver walked
    • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked, Garver to second
    • Warwick Saupold relieved Matthew Boyd
    • Max Kepler hit for Ryan LaMarre
    • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kepler fouled out to third
    • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adrianza doubled to deep right center, Garver scored, Morrison to third
    • B. Buxton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Buxton reached on fielder's choice to third, Morrison out at home, Adrianza to third
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Dozier doubled to deep right, Adrianza and Buxton scored
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Grossman lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • J. Hicks: Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum struck out looking
    • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, McCann struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
    • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to second, Grossman out at second
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar grounded into double play third to second to first, Rosario out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • D. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to third
    • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Martin safe at first on Lynn fielding error
    • N. Castellanos: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop, Martin to second
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Martinez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza walked
    • B. Buxton: Pickoff attempt, Buxton hit sacrifice bunt to first, Adrianza to second
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop, Adrianza to third
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Adrianza out at home, Adrianza out at home
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • J. Hicks: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • N. Goodrum: Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodrum grounded out to first
    • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann singled to center
    • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones doubled to left, McCann to third
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar flied out to right
    • M. Garver: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Garver lined out to third
    • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morrison reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, LaMarre flied out to deep right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • L. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos singled to right
    • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Castellanos out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Boyd Pitching:
    • B. Dozier: Dozier flied out to left
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman lined out to right
    • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Rosario flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)