Boyd leads Tigers over Twins on Jack Morris Day

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Boyd pitched well on Jack Morris Day, but he was still worried about disappointing one of his idols.

''I think he might be mad at me for only pitching six innings,'' Boyd joked after the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday to win the weekend series.

The game started 20 minutes late because of the ceremony to retire Morris' No. 47 jersey. Morris and longtime teammate Alan Trammell were inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this month.

''I think it was great for all of our players to be able to watch that ceremony, and we'll have them out there again in a couple weeks for Tram,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''There was a lot of franchise history on that field.''

Boyd (7-10) won for the third time in four starts, giving up one run on two hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out three.

Boyd has talked to Morris several times for pitching advice, even though as a finesse lefty, he's not much like the famed righty.

''The theme of every conversation we've had is competing,'' Boyd said. ''Compete on every pitch, don't get pushed around or intimidated and give your team a chance to win.

''It was special to be able to go out there and pitch like that on his day,'' he said.

Shane Greene pitched the ninth for his 25th save.

Kohl Stewart (0-1) took the loss in his major league debut, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings. He started his career with four scoreless innings, but after he got the first out in the fifth, the next five batters reached base.

''I was really nervous leading up to the game, but after the first pitch, I thought I settled in,'' he said. ''I just needed to make a couple more pitches in the fifth inning and keep us in the game.''

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Stewart should get at least one more start.

''For his first time, I thought he composed himself pretty well,'' Molitor said. ''He had a little misfortune, but I think he's very likely to get another chance.''

The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the second when Mitch Garver tripled over JaCoby Jones' head in center field and scored on Johnny Field's sacrifice fly.

Grayson Greiner, Victor Reyes and Jeimer Candelario hit three straight singles with one out in the fifth to tie the score.

Jose Iglesias beat out an infield single on the 10th pitch of his at-bat, loading the bases, and Niko Goodrum walked to give the Tigers the lead and end Stewart's debut.

''Iglesias is not a guy who strikes out, so even when you are ahead, he can foul pitches off,'' Molitor said. ''It was a good battle, and Kohl kept pounding the sinker in there and got a ground ball, but not in a place where we could do anything.''

Victor Martinez greeted Taylor Rogers with a sacrifice fly, making it 3-1.

Max Kepler led off the eighth with a homer off Joe Jimenez, pulling the Twins within a run, but Ronny Rodriguez made it 4-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the inning.

''That was a huge hit for Ronny,'' Gardenhire said. ''He hasn't played in a couple days, and he only came into this game after an injury, but he got us that big insurance run.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: LHP Adalberto Mejia (wrist) will have an MRI on Monday in Minnesota to try to determine a recovery plan.

Tigers: Jones left the game after the third inning with a right hamstring strain. He injured himself chasing down Garver's triple in the second inning and was undergoing tests after the game.

MORRIS HONORED

Morris became the sixth Tigers player to have his number retired, with Trammell's No. 3 scheduled for Aug. 26. Detroit has also retired manager Sparky Anderson's No. 11 and a blank jersey for Ty Cobb.

Morris, who won World Series championships for the Tigers (1984) and Twins (1991), finished his speech by thanking both teams.

''It is a great honor to have this day in the city where I spent most of my career, and in front of two teams I love. Thank you and go Tigers and Twins,'' he said.

The Minnesota native will be honored by the Twins on Saturday, also before a game with the Tigers.

UP NEXT

Twins: Off on Monday before starting a two-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4.50) will start Tuesday against Pittsburgh's Jameson Tallion (9-8, 3.83).

Tigers: Start a three-game home series against the Chicago White Sox. Artie Lewicki (0-2, 4.76) will pitch for Detroit against Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.30).

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DET49-69
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  • W: M. Boyd (7-10)L: K. Stewart (0-1)S: S. Greene (25)
  • HR: MIN - M. Kepler (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Polanco SS40100022.279.351.390.7410.0
M. Sano DH40000002.219.294.408.7020.0
T. Austin 1B30000001.219.279.477.7550.0
a- J. Mauer PH10000010.269.349.355.703-0.5
M. Garver C41100010.261.336.412.7473.5
J. Field LF20010010.207.243.358.6010.5
M. Kepler RF31111010.232.321.422.7445.5
E. Adrianza 3B30000000.247.306.374.6810.0
J. Cave CF30000020.274.301.459.760-1.0
  • a-struck out for Austin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Candelario 3B41210010.227.315.412.7263.5
J. Iglesias SS30100010.267.308.393.7021.5
N. Goodrum 2B-RF21110202.233.302.435.7377.0
V. Martinez DH30110002.239.290.322.6122.0
J. Adduci 1B40000004.258.281.419.7010.0
J. Jones CF10100000.204.261.359.6191.0
R. Rodriguez 2B30110000.176.228.200.4283.0
M. Gerber LF40000012.148.250.185.435-0.5
G. Greiner C31100010.235.298.294.5921.5
V. Reyes RF-CF31100000.223.235.269.5042.0
    BATTING
    • 3B - M. Garver (2)
    • HR - M. Kepler (15)
    • SF - J. Field
    • RBI - J. Field (15), M. Kepler (44)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, M. Sano, T. Austin
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Rodriguez (2)
    • SF - V. Martinez (5)
    • RBI - J. Candelario (44), N. Goodrum (39), V. Martinez (36), R. Rodriguez (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), V. Martinez, J. Adduci 2 (2), M. Gerber
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - N. Goodrum (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Polanco-Austin; Polanco-Forsythe-Austin)
    FIELDING
    • PB - G. Greiner
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Stewart (L, 0-1)4.18331106.232.08-4.5
    T. Rogers1.10000003.701.113.0
    T. Duffey1.10111206.391.262.0
    G. Moya1.01000104.671.152.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Stewart (L, 0-1)4.1
    T. Rogers1.1
    T. Duffey1.1
    G. Moya1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd (W, 7-10)6.02111304.201.1325.5
    A. Wilson (H, 10)1.00000103.721.093.5
    J. Jimenez (H, 17)1.02110213.401.111.0
    S. Greene (S, 25)1.00000204.041.2411.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd (W, 7-10)6.0
    A. Wilson (H, 10)1.0
    J. Jimenez (H, 17)1.0
    S. Greene (S, 25)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - K. Stewart
    • HBP - K. Stewart
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Stewart 74-45, T. Rogers 10-7, T. Duffey 21-15, G. Moya 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Stewart 8-2, T. Rogers 2-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Stewart 21, T. Rogers 4, T. Duffey 5, G. Moya 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Boyd (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 88-55, A. Wilson 15-10, J. Jimenez 19-14, S. Greene 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-12, A. Wilson 1-1, J. Jimenez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, A. Wilson 3, J. Jimenez 5, S. Greene 3
    • Balks - M. Boyd (2)
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Forsythe 2B30100100.239.302.317.6192.0
    J. Polanco SS40100022.279.351.390.7410.0
    M. Sano DH40000002.219.294.408.7020.0
    T. Austin 1B30000001.219.279.477.7550.0
    a- J. Mauer PH10000010.269.349.355.703-0.5
    M. Garver C41100010.261.336.412.7473.5
    J. Field LF20010010.207.243.358.6010.5
    M. Kepler RF31111010.232.321.422.7445.5
    E. Adrianza 3B30000000.247.306.374.6810.0
    J. Cave CF30000020.274.301.459.760-1.0
    Total302421185-----
    • a-struck out for Austin in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Candelario 3B41210010.227.315.412.7263.5
    J. Iglesias SS30100010.267.308.393.7021.5
    N. Goodrum 2B-RF21110202.233.302.435.7377.0
    V. Martinez DH30110002.239.290.322.6122.0
    J. Adduci 1B40000004.258.281.419.7010.0
    J. Jones CF10100000.204.261.359.6191.0
    R. Rodriguez 2B30110000.176.228.200.4283.0
    M. Gerber LF40000012.148.250.185.435-0.5
    G. Greiner C31100010.235.298.294.5921.5
    V. Reyes RF-CF31100000.223.235.269.5042.0
    Total3049402410-----
      BATTING
      • 3B - M. Garver (2)
      • HR - M. Kepler (15)
      • SF - J. Field
      • RBI - J. Field (15), M. Kepler (44)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, M. Sano, T. Austin
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Rodriguez (2)
      • SF - V. Martinez (5)
      • RBI - J. Candelario (44), N. Goodrum (39), V. Martinez (36), R. Rodriguez (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Rodriguez
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Goodrum 2 (2), V. Martinez, J. Adduci 2 (2), M. Gerber
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Goodrum (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Forsythe-Polanco-Austin; Polanco-Forsythe-Austin)
      FIELDING
      • PB - G. Greiner
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Stewart (L, 0-1)4.18331106.232.08-4.5
      T. Rogers1.10000003.701.113.0
      T. Duffey1.10111206.391.262.0
      G. Moya1.01000104.671.152.5
      Total8.0944240---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Stewart (L, 0-1)4.1
      T. Rogers1.1
      T. Duffey1.1
      G. Moya1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (W, 7-10)6.02111304.201.1325.5
      A. Wilson (H, 10)1.00000103.721.093.5
      J. Jimenez (H, 17)1.02110213.401.111.0
      S. Greene (S, 25)1.00000204.041.2411.0
      Total9.0422181---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (W, 7-10)6.0
      A. Wilson (H, 10)1.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 17)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 25)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - K. Stewart
      • HBP - K. Stewart
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Stewart 74-45, T. Rogers 10-7, T. Duffey 21-15, G. Moya 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Stewart 8-2, T. Rogers 2-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Stewart 21, T. Rogers 4, T. Duffey 5, G. Moya 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Boyd (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 88-55, A. Wilson 15-10, J. Jimenez 19-14, S. Greene 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 3-12, A. Wilson 1-1, J. Jimenez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, A. Wilson 3, J. Jimenez 5, S. Greene 3
      • Balks - M. Boyd (2)
      • 8TH INNING
        Rodriguez doubled to left, Goodrum scored24
        Kepler homered to right23
      • 5TH INNING
        Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Candelario scored13
        Goodrum walked, Reyes scored, Candelario to third, Iglesias to second12
        Candelario singled to right, Greiner scored, Reyes to second11
      • 2ND INNING
        Field hit sacrifice fly to left, Garver scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
        • M. Sano: Ball, Sano lined out to center
        • Joe Mauer hit for Tyler Austin
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mauer struck out swinging
        • M. Garver: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Garver struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Jimenez relieved Alex Wilson
        • M. Kepler: Kepler homered to right
        • E. Adrianza: Adrianza grounded out to first
        • J. Cave: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Foul, Forsythe singled to center
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Duffey Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodrum walked
        • Gabriel Moya relieved Tyler Duffey
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez lined out to left
        • J. Adduci: Foul, Adduci flied out to right
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum stole second, Ball, Rodriguez doubled to left, Goodrum scored
        • M. Gerber: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gerber struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Alex Wilson relieved Matthew Boyd
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Austin lined out to shortstop
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Garver grounded out to second
        • J. Field: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Field struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Duffey Pitching:
        • V. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes lined out to center
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
        • J. Polanco: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
        • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Forsythe to second on passed ball, Forsythe to third on balk, Strike looking, Sano grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Rogers Pitching:
        • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez flied out to right
        • M. Gerber: Ball, Gerber grounded out to first
        • Tyler Duffey relieved Taylor Rogers
        • G. Greiner: Greiner flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Field: Ball, Ball, Foul, Field popped out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Strike looking, Kepler flied out to deep right
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Stewart Pitching:
        • M. Gerber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gerber grounded out to third
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike swinging, Greiner singled to right
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Reyes singled to right, Greiner to third
        • J. Candelario: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario singled to right, Greiner scored, Reyes to second
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to third, Reyes to third, Candelario to second
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked, Reyes scored, Candelario to third, Iglesias to second
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Kohl Stewart
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Candelario scored
        • J. Adduci: Adduci grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Ronny Rodriguez at second base
        • M. Sano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sano popped out to second
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Austin grounded out to third
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Garver flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Stewart Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to left center
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martinez out at second
        • R. Rodriguez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez popped out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cave lined out to center
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Forsythe flied out to right
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Polanco popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Stewart Pitching:
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Greiner struck out looking
        • V. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reyes grounded out to second
        • J. Candelario: Candelario singled to left center
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias hit by pitch, Candelario to second
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Candelario to third, Iglesias to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garver tripled to deep center
        • J. Field: Ball, Field hit sacrifice fly to left, Garver scored
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler struck out looking
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adrianza flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Stewart Pitching:
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Foul, Foul, Adduci grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Jones reached on an infield single to second
        • M. Gerber: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gerber grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Jones out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe lined out to left
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to right
        • M. Sano: Sano flied out to right
        • T. Austin: Ball, Polanco to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Austin fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Stewart Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Candelario grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias popped out to shortstop
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum singled to right
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)