After three days off because of scheduling and a postponement because of cold and snow removal, the Twins finally got back on the baseball field Saturday and left with a 4-3 win over division rival Detroit.
In front of an announced crowd of just 16,484 fans – temps stayed around 40 degrees the entire game – the Twins scored four runs in the third inning and held on for the one-run victory, improving their early season record to an AL Central-leading 7-4.
Detroit scored twice in the top of the third only to see the Twins respond thanks to back-to-back walks to Jonathan Schoop and Jason Castro, an RBI single from Byron Buxton, sacrifice fly by Jorge Polanco and then a two-run single by Eddie Rosario.
Michael Pineda allowed three runs on on eight hits over six innings to get the win while Minnesota's bullpen allowed just two hits over the final three innings. with Blake Parker earning his third save of the season.
The weather should be a little warmer for Sunday's 1:10 p.m. game. Jose Berrios starts for the Twins against Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmerman.