Baddoo shines in Tigers 3-2 loss to the Twins
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, April 8, 2021

Akil Baddoo hits an RBI triple against Minnesota (photo courtesy of Kirthmon F. Dozier/DFP)

(DETROIT) – Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied and had to hold off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers for a 3-2 win Wednesday afternoon. The Twins won the series 2-1. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field. another impressive day in this stellar start to his big league career. ...... {LISTEN}. But the rookie was doubled off third after his big hit. It was a rough day on the bases for the Tigers, who also ran into two outs at home in the sixth. Wilson Ramos homered for Detroit, and Matthew Boyd (1-1) took the loss, allowing three runs in seven innings. Kenta Maeda (1-0) pitched six mostly strong innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. He yielded two singles, a double and a walk in the sixth, but Detroit didn't score. Will Castro was thrown out at home for the first out while trying to score from first on Miguel Cabrera's double. Then, with the bases loaded, Jonathan Schoop hit a fly to right. Kyle Garlick caught it and threw Cabrera out at home, with Baddoo waiting on deck.

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