Schoop 3rd from Curaçao with 1,000 hits, Tigers top Twins


DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop became the third player from Curaçao with 1,000 major league hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 in the opener of a five-game series.

Schoop, a 30-year-old infielder in his 10th big league season, singled in the third inning, doubled in the fifth for his 1,000th hit and tripled leading off the seventh as part of a 3-for-5 afternoon that lifted his average from .173 to .185. Schoop joined Andruw Jones (1,933) and Andrelton Simmons (1,163 through Sunday) as players from Curaçao with 1,000 hits.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli on the game:

Baldelli said Twins starting pitcher Dylan Bundy pitched well:

Baldelli also announced after the game Carlos Correa has tested positive for COVID-19. He said the 27-year-old shortstop had not been feeling well but doesn’t have significant symptoms.

Series continues today at 12:10 and 6:10 p.m. on 950 KWAT.