Polanco, Donaldson start with homers; Twins beat Tigers to open doubleheader

Randy Dobnak
Posted at 4:17 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 16:17:18-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers to lead off the bottom of the first inning.

Randy Dobnak bounced back with five scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader.

Dobnak (6-2) gave up just four hits, a walk, and struck out four batters.

Taylor Rogers finished off his eighth save in 10 chances.

The consecutive leadoff homers were the third allowed by Detroit starter Matt Boyd (1-5) this season.

He also gave up back-to-back home runs to the Chicago White Sox to start games on Aug. 12 and 17.