Tigers edge Twins 7-5 behind Jonathan Schoop’s 1,000th hit

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Detroit Tigers’ Jonathan Schoop (7) slides safely into third base for a triple past Minnesota Twins third baseman Gio Urshela (15) during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Monday, 30 May 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Jonathan Schoop became Curacao’s third player with 1,000 major league hits and homered before the cycle to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday in Game 1 of a series of five games.

Schoop, a 30-year-old infielder in his 10th season in the big league, scored a single in the third inning, doubled in the fifth for his 1,000th hit and tripled for the lead in the seventh as part of an after- midday 3 against 5 which raised its average from .173 to .185.

Schoop joined Andruw Jones (1,933) and Andrelton Simmons (1,163 through Sunday) as Curacao players with 1,000 hits,

Rookie Spencer Torkelson, another struggling Tigers player, had his first three-hit game with two singles and a double. His seventh-inning RBI field single against Joe Smith (0-1) gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead and Willi Castro followed with another scorer.

Gio Urshela cut the deficit with an RBI brace in the eighth against Alex Lange, and Javier Báez hit a bottom-half single to restore a two-point lead.

Detroit overcame a 3-1 deficit and scored more than four points for the first time since May 15.

Joe Jiménez (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings on a hit. Gregory Soto rounded Nick Gordon’s first single in the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

CARDINALS 6, PADRES 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Gorman homered two runs, rookie Andre Pallante earned his first major league win in his 17th appearance and St. Louis beat San Diego.

Paul Goldschmidt also hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals. He has a 21-game hitting streak and reached base safely in a career-high 35 straight games, the longest streak in the major leagues this season.

Gorman, a 22-year-old who was the 19th overall pick in the 2018 entry draft, made his major league debut on May 20 and hit his first home run on Saturday against Milwaukee‘s Adrian Houser. On Monday, Gorman homered on a substitution from Nick Martinez (2-3) for a 2-1 lead in the third inning, had his second game on three hits and is batting .387.

Pallante allowed one run and five hits in 3 1/3 innings with a career-high five strikeouts and no walks.

Martinez allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.

BREWERS 7, CUBS 6, GAME 1

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Urías lined a three-run homer into the basket at left center to break a seventh-inning tie, and Milwaukee held on to beat Chicago in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader.

At 4-4, Mike Brosseau isolated Daniel Norris (0-3) with two outs and Kolten Wong walked. Urías hit a 3-2 slider for a drive that barely went through the ivy, his fifth homer this season.

Milwaukee trailed 4-2 before Tyrone Taylor’s two-run homer in the sixth against Matt Swarmer tied the game. Jace Peterson kicked off a long solo drive for Milwaukee, which won its second straight and handed the Cubs a second straight loss.

Milwaukee’s Swarmer and Ethan Small made their major league debuts. It was the first time in Brewers history that both starters had made their debuts and the first for the Cubs since 1944.

Miguel Sánchez (1-1) allowed a hit in two scoreless innings, and Josh Hader struck out three for his 17th save of 17 chances.

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