Kohl Stewart struggles in second career start

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's clear right-hander Kohl Stewart still has plenty to work on to remain a Major League starter.

Stewart, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 Draft and the Twins' No. 28 prospect per MLB Pipeline, made his second career start on Saturday and struggled in a 7-5 loss to the Tigers in his Target Field debut. Stewart couldn't get out of a jam in the third inning, and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

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"You just can't fall behind guys like that, can't walk guys," said Stewart, who is expected to get another start. "I've got to give my team a better chance to win. It was not acceptable. I just wasn't getting ahead, wasn't executing pitches. I was one pitch away there in the third, and tried to do too much and got myself in trouble."

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It was Stewart's second consecutive outing against Detroit, as he allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss in his debut. This time, it was his command that was off, as he couldn't locate his fastball, especially during the three-run third.

Stewart issued a single and consecutive walks to load the bases with one out before hitting Mikie Mahtook with a 1-2 fastball to force in a run. Ronny Rodriguez then jumped on a first-pitch fastball for a two-run double that knocked Stewart from the game.

"It's a learning experience. I just talked to him about, it's not so much executing [or] what you'....

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