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Walks, home runs doom Matthew Boyd, Tigers against Twins

Minneapolis – Having extra rest between starts, while not optimal, doesn’t typically bother Tigers ace Matthew Boyd much.

In six starts with six or more days of rest this season, he’s 3-2 with a 4.95 ERA with 48 strikeouts and a .739 opponents’ OPS.

On Sunday, though, making his first start in seven days after the birth of his son Isaiah, Boyd had more than a little rust to shake off.

He ended up walking a career-high five batters, hit another and yielded two more long home runs as the Twins finished off the three-game series with a 7-4 win over the Tigers.