Berrios sharp, Hildenberger clutch as Twins beat Tigers 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jose Berrios calls himself ''a normal guy,'' and his teammates describe him as ''humble.''

''I'm feeling proud, but not like the way, `Oh, I'm the guy,''' Berrios said.

Two standing ovations in two home games suggest he very much is ''the guy.''

Minnesota's ace pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since opening day, Trevor Hildenberger struck out two with the bases loaded for his first save and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday to complete a two-game sweep.

Berrios didn't dominate like the last time he pitched at home, when he set a club record with 10 strikeouts. He watched a two-run lead evaporate when Gordon Beckham's two-run shot made it 2-2 in the second.

But the young righty went back to his fastball and changeup, retired 11 straight and 15 of his last 17. He yielded four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts through 6 2/3 innings before being lifted for Trevor May.

''The way that we adjusted shows that he's a good pitcher, and he can adjust and make those changes when he needs to,'' catcher Mitch Garver said.

C.J. Cron homered and drove in three, and Eddie Rosario was a triple short of the cycle for the Twins, who have won three of four. Cron's two-run shot in the third off starter Jordan Zimmermann (0-2) was one of seven extra-base hits for Minnesota.

The Tigers wasted two late based-loaded chances.

In the eighth, May was pulled for Taylor Rogers after Stewart's no-out double scored Jeimer Candelario to make it 6-3. Greiner legged out an infield RBI single, and Rogers hit Dustin Peterson to load the bases for Ronny Rodriguez with one out. Rodriguez popped out to first, and Beckham struck out swinging.

Blake Parker loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Hildenberger came on and got John Hicks and Grayson Greiner swinging.

''We had some good at-bats, but we needed one more hit,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.

It didn't take Minnesota long to retake the lead after Beckham's homer. Garver led off the second with a double to left and came around to score when Byron Buxton followed with a double of his own to the same spot.

In the third, Rosario doubled and Cron followed with a liner to the left field seats for his first homer as a Twin. Zimmermann made it out of the inning, but Daniel Norris came out for the fourth and threw three scoreless innings before Rosario chased him with a solo shot in the seventh.

BIG-PLAY BYRON

Buxton went 2 for 4 with an RBI and raised his batting average to .324. He also made a highlight-reel catch in the third with a leaping grab while crashing into the outfield wall to rob Christin Stewart for the inning's second out.

''Those are the kind of plays that do change the game,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

ZIMMERMANN'S EARLY EXIT

In his shortest outing of the season, Zimmermann lasted three innings and allowed five runs and eight hits with one strikeout.

''For whatever reason, my slider's not doing what it's supposed to do right now and just spinning,'' Zimmermann said. ''I don't know if it's me not getting out in front or what it is, but I'm going to go look at the film and see if I can figure some things out.''

TRAINERS ROOM

Tigers: LHP Matt Moore will have surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Moore said he's hoping for a recovery time of 4 to 6 weeks, although the Tigers won't know a timetable until after Wednesday's scheduled procedure in Dallas. Moore originally hurt the knee April 6 when he left in the third inning of his start against Kansas City. Since then, Moore said he's had two setbacks. ... Nicholas Castellanos sat out with an injured big right toe. ... INF/OF Niko Goodrum was still recovering from an illness, and INF Josh Harrison rested with a sore left shoulder, but both were available off the bench.

Twins: 3B Miguel Sano took grounders at third before the game. He's out with a right heel laceration and is scheduled to head to Fort Myers, Florida, this week for extended spring training.

UP NEXT

Tigers: Off Monday before hosting Pittsburgh in a two-game interleague series. LHP Matthew Boyd (1-1) takes the mound against RHP Joe Musgrove (1-1).

Twins: Open a four-game set with Toronto on Monday. Martin Perez (1-0) makes his first start with Minnesota since signing with the club in January. He's made three relief appearances and has a 7.56 ERA over 8 1/3 innings. Perez will start opposite RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-0).

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  • W: J. Berrios (2-1)L: J. Zimmermann (0-2)S: T. Hildenberger (1)
  • HR: DET - G. Beckham (2), MIN - C. Cron (1), E. Rosario (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Candelario 3B41200100.208.288.264.5524.0
M. Cabrera DH41100122.259.365.278.6432.0
C. Stewart LF30110102.191.286.489.7755.0
J. Hicks 1B50000058.188.235.375.610-2.5
G. Greiner C50110036.163.200.186.3860.5
D. Peterson RF30000000.148.179.222.4011.0
R. Rodriguez 2B31100103.333.500.6671.1674.0
G. Beckham SS41121024.176.300.588.8886.0
J. Jones CF40100011.273.273.273.5450.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Kepler RF51100012.269.321.481.8022.5
    J. Polanco SS40200012.383.423.7021.1251.5
    N. Cruz DH41200011.320.485.5201.0052.5
    E. Rosario LF42321002.283.340.543.88311.0
    C. Cron 1B31131101.222.263.361.6249.0
    M. Gonzalez 3B40100002.147.216.176.3931.0
    M. Garver C31200101.500.5221.0451.5676.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000014.256.341.462.802-0.5
    B. Buxton CF40210000.324.378.559.9374.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Stewart (3), R. Rodriguez
      • HR - G. Beckham (2)
      • RBI - C. Stewart (12), G. Greiner, G. Beckham 2 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Greiner 3 (7), G. Beckham 2 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Kepler (2), E. Rosario (3), M. Garver 2 (3), B. Buxton (6)
      • HR - E. Rosario (3), C. Cron
      • RBI - E. Rosario 2 (11), C. Cron 3 (4), B. Buxton (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, N. Cruz (2), E. Rosario (9), M. Gonzalez (6), J. Schoop (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-2)3.08551114.291.10-9.5
      D. Norris3.06110214.321.683.0
      R. Garrett1.00001001.691.502.0
      V. Alcantara1.00000101.590.883.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (L, 0-2)3.0
      D. Norris3.0
      R. Garrett1.0
      V. Alcantara1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Berrios (W, 2-1)6.24221712.300.7324.5
      T. May (H, 1)0.12221102.841.26-4.5
      T. Rogers (H, 3)1.01000201.171.433.0
      B. Parker (H, 2)0.11002101.691.31-2.5
      T. Hildenberger (S, 1)0.20000200.000.948.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Berrios (W, 2-1)6.2
      T. May (H, 1)0.1
      T. Rogers (H, 3)1.0
      B. Parker (H, 2)0.1
      T. Hildenberger (S, 1)0.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 54-37, D. Norris 58-34, R. Garrett 13-6, V. Alcantara 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 5-3, D. Norris 5-3, R. Garrett 1-1, V. Alcantara 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 17, D. Norris 14, R. Garrett 3, V. Alcantara 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 98-66, T. May 21-12, T. Rogers 24-18, B. Parker 29-16, T. Hildenberger 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 9-4, T. Rogers 1-0, B. Parker 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 26, T. May 4, T. Rogers 5, B. Parker 4, T. Hildenberger 2
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Candelario 3B41200100.208.288.264.5524.0
      M. Cabrera DH41100122.259.365.278.6432.0
      C. Stewart LF30110102.191.286.489.7755.0
      J. Hicks 1B50000058.188.235.375.610-2.5
      G. Greiner C50110036.163.200.186.3860.5
      D. Peterson RF30000000.148.179.222.4011.0
      R. Rodriguez 2B31100103.333.500.6671.1674.0
      G. Beckham SS41121024.176.300.588.8886.0
      J. Jones CF40100011.273.273.273.5450.5
      Total35484141326-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Kepler RF51100012.269.321.481.8022.5
        J. Polanco SS40200012.383.423.7021.1251.5
        N. Cruz DH41200011.320.485.5201.0052.5
        E. Rosario LF42321002.283.340.543.88311.0
        C. Cron 1B31131101.222.263.361.6249.0
        M. Gonzalez 3B40100002.147.216.176.3931.0
        M. Garver C31200101.500.5221.0451.5676.0
        J. Schoop 2B40000014.256.341.462.802-0.5
        B. Buxton CF40210000.324.378.559.9374.0
        Total35614622415-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Stewart (3), R. Rodriguez
          • HR - G. Beckham (2)
          • RBI - C. Stewart (12), G. Greiner, G. Beckham 2 (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Greiner 3 (7), G. Beckham 2 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Kepler (2), E. Rosario (3), M. Garver 2 (3), B. Buxton (6)
          • HR - E. Rosario (3), C. Cron
          • RBI - E. Rosario 2 (11), C. Cron 3 (4), B. Buxton (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, N. Cruz (2), E. Rosario (9), M. Gonzalez (6), J. Schoop (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Zimmermann (L, 0-2)3.08551114.291.10-9.5
          D. Norris3.06110214.321.683.0
          R. Garrett1.00001001.691.502.0
          V. Alcantara1.00000101.590.883.5
          Total8.01466242---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Zimmermann (L, 0-2)3.0
          D. Norris3.0
          R. Garrett1.0
          V. Alcantara1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Berrios (W, 2-1)6.24221712.300.7324.5
          T. May (H, 1)0.12221102.841.26-4.5
          T. Rogers (H, 3)1.01000201.171.433.0
          B. Parker (H, 2)0.11002101.691.31-2.5
          T. Hildenberger (S, 1)0.20000200.000.948.0
          Total9.08444131---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Berrios (W, 2-1)6.2
          T. May (H, 1)0.1
          T. Rogers (H, 3)1.0
          B. Parker (H, 2)0.1
          T. Hildenberger (S, 1)0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 54-37, D. Norris 58-34, R. Garrett 13-6, V. Alcantara 18-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 5-3, D. Norris 5-3, R. Garrett 1-1, V. Alcantara 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 17, D. Norris 14, R. Garrett 3, V. Alcantara 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 98-66, T. May 21-12, T. Rogers 24-18, B. Parker 29-16, T. Hildenberger 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 9-4, T. Rogers 1-0, B. Parker 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 26, T. May 4, T. Rogers 5, B. Parker 4, T. Hildenberger 2
          • 8TH INNING
            Greiner reached on an infield single to third, Cabrera scored46
            Stewart doubled to right, Candelario scored, Cabrera to third36
          • 7TH INNING
            Rosario homered to right center26
          • 3RD INNING
            Cron homered to left, Rosario scored25
          • 2ND INNING
            Buxton doubled to left, Garver scored23
            Beckham homered to left center, Rodriguez scored22
          • 1ST INNING
            Cron grounded out to second, Cruz scored, Rosario to second02
            Rosario singled to center, Kepler scored, Cruz to third01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Parker relieved Taylor Rogers
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Jones to second
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart walked, Jones to third, Candelario to second
            • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Blake Parker
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Greiner: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. May Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Candelario singled to shallow right center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Candelario to second
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart doubled to right, Candelario scored, Cabrera to third
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Trevor May
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Greiner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Greiner reached on an infield single to third, Cabrera scored
            • D. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peterson hit by pitch, Stewart to third
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez fouled out to first
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Victor Alcantara relieved Reed Garrett
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Buxton flied out to center
            • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kepler grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • D. Peterson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson fouled out to first
            • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Beckham flied out to center
            • Trevor May relieved Jose Berrios
            • J. Jones: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rosario homered to right center
            • Reed Garrett relieved Daniel Norris
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cron walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Garver grounded out to second, Cron out at second
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Stewart hit by pitch
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Buxton grounded out to second
            • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler struck out looking
            • J. Polanco: Polanco singled to shallow right
            • N. Cruz: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to third
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Candelario flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Norris Pitching:
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron grounded out to third
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez flied out to left
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Garver doubled to left
            • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • G. Greiner: Greiner grounded out to second
            • D. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Daniel Norris relieved Jordan Zimmermann
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Buxton singled to left
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kepler grounded out to shortstop, Buxton out at second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to shallow left
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Cruz singled to center, Polanco to third
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Stewart: Stewart flied out to deep center
            • J. Hicks: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz popped out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario doubled to deep right center
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Cron homered to left, Rosario scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to center
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garver walked, Gonzalez to second
            • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop grounded out to second, Garver out at second
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • D. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Peterson grounded out to third
            • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Rodriguez doubled to left
            • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Beckham homered to left center, Rodriguez scored
            • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Garver doubled to shallow left
            • J. Schoop: Schoop popped out to first
            • B. Buxton: Buxton doubled to left, Garver scored
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Kepler flied out to deep right, Buxton to third
            • J. Polanco: Polanco flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Berrios Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Candelario singled to right center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera singled to shallow left, Candelario to second
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart reached on fielder's choice to second, Candelario to third, Cabrera out at second
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kepler doubled to deep right
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cruz singled to shallow right, Kepler to third
            • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario singled to center, Kepler scored, Cruz to third
            • C. Cron: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Cron grounded out to second, Cruz scored, Rosario to second
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)