Thursday May 23rd, 2024 2:16AM

Olson beats Twins for 1st MLB win

By AccessWDUN Staff

DETROIT, Mich. — No matter what happens from here on out, Reese Olson will officially forever be in the Major League record books.

The former North Hall standout and Gainesville native earned his first-ever major league win on Saturday, holding off the Minnesota Twins in a nail-biting 3-2 win for the Detroit Tigers.

Olson went 5 1/3 innings scattering four hits and giving up just one run, on a Carlos Correa home run in the sixth. He threw 88 pitches -- 55 for strikes -- and fanned nine.

The Tigers gave Olson an early lead scoring three runs in the second. He made it stand up pitching into the sixth before he was lifted for a reliever with a 3-1 lead and a runner at first. Relief pitcher Jose Cisnero was able to get the Twins to hit into a double play to end the sixth, paving the way for Olson to get the win.

The Twins loaded the bases in the eighth and had the tying run on base in the ninth but the Tigers bullpen was able to hold on as closer Alex Lange struck out the final two batters to preserve the win.

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