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.
Randy Dobnak pitched in Utica's @USPBL in 2017.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 4, 2020
He threw five shutout innings against the Tigers today. pic.twitter.com/UpfGN6AP9S
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.