Tigers manage just 2 hits in shutout loss to Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers managed just two hits in a dispiriting 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Target Field. While Twins starter Joe Ryan was dominating on the mound, outfielder Max Kepler kept padding his offensive numbers against the Tigers. He had a homer and a double in the opener on Tuesday and then added two solo homers against Tigers starter Michael Pineda on Wednesday. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers wrap up their three-game series with the Twins on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. Eastern. Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal (1-1, 2.30 ERA) will face Twins right-hander Bailey Ober (1-1, 2.81).mlive.com
Tigers’ comeback squandered with 9th inning meltdown in loss to Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- A comeback victory slipped from the Detroit Tigers’ grasp in a disastrous ninth inning meltdown. The bizarre ninth inning ruined what had been a dramatic comeback when Javier Baez hit a three-run bomb in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead. Bye Bye Báezball pic.twitter.com/8qAWGWUWFC — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 27, 2022But Tigers closer Gregory Soto walked the first two batters of the ninth inning. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Twins continue their series on Wednesday at 7:40 p.m. Eastern. Tigers right-hander Michael Pineda (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will face Twins right-hander Joe Ryan (2-1, 1.69).mlive.com
Giolito fires back at Donaldson, White Sox beat Twins 7-6
Lucas Giolito lobbed an expletive-laced response in Josh Donaldson’s direction after the slugger appeared to yell “Not sticky anymore,” after a first-inning homer, overshadowing Gavin Sheets’ successful debut for the White Sox in a 7-6 victory over the Twins.
Luzardo follows Manaea's stellar start, A's beat Twins twice
Matt Olson hit a grand slam, Mitch Moreland homered twice to back Sean Manaea’s shutout, then Jesús Luzardo followed with his own Game 2 gem as the Oakland Athletics swept a doubleheader against the depleted Minnesota Twins, 7-0 and 1-0 to run their winning streak to 10 games.
Lindor, Mets talk about new deal; Rosario struggles in CF
“We’re just talking.”The Mets obtained Lindor from Cleveland in January, and he's signed for this season at $22.3 million. Canning now has 13 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has permitted three hits in 8 2/3 innings with 16 strikeouts and a walk. Nola has given up 15 hits in 8 2/3 innings, seeing his ERA rise to 10.38. Kyle Wright made his fourth start, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.
Twins newcomer Happ back on mound after positive virus test
The two-time AL Central champion Twins are hoping Happ can give them a veteran presence at the back of their rotation. Ian Anderson pitched two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk. Houston piggy-backed a pair of starters with Framber Valdez yielding McNeil's homer in the first two innings, striking out two. AdBLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 2 (6)Steven Matz allowed a hit in two scoreless innings, striking out three without a walk. CUBS 3, ROYALS 2 (7)Outfielder Rafael Ortega, who signed a minor league deal with Chicago after playing 34 games for Atlanta last season, hit a bases-loaded triple.
Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini
AdJazz Chisholm of the Marlins and Adam Haseley of the Phillies did even better — they led off games with home runs. Mancini took off his helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation that included the fans, the Orioles and the Pirates. Marco Gonzales made his first spring start for Seattle, allowing two hits and an unearned run in two innings. Center fielder Trent Grisham, coming off his first Gold Glove last season, doubled and scored a run for San Diego. Top prospect Jeter Downs had a two-run home run and RBI single, while Michael Chavis hit a solo shot.
Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs
"But what are they going to say now?”Nine months after Houston's rules-breaking, sign-stealing system was revealed, the Astros advanced to the Division Series in Los Angeles. The Twins are 0-18 in the playoffs since winning Game 1 of their Division Series at the New York Yankees on Oct. 5, 2004, a total of seven rounds lost. Since that date, the Astros are 43-35 in postseason play, winning 10 of 15 rounds with three trips to the World Series. In a three-game division series sweep by the Yankees last year, the Twins totaled seven runs and 22 hits. Baldelli declined to confirm whether Buxton was experiencing a recurrence of concussion symptoms that kept him out of the last two regular season games.
Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer, center, jump in celebration of the Astros 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. They know what it’s like," said manager Dusty Baker, after the Astros became the first team in major league history to win a game after reaching the postseason with a losing record. It didn’t go my way,” said Romo, who has three World Series rings with San Francisco and pitched in his 30th career postseason game. Minnesota’s previous win in the playoffs was notched in New York on Oct. 5, 2004, in Game 1 of the AL division series. UP NEXTThe Astros were waiting until after the game to announce their starter for Game 2, though Valdez's appearance took him out of the mix.
Twins Top Tigers 5-4 In The 10th
Keep this thing going,'” said Byron Buxton, who also homered along with Mitch Garver for the Twins. Minnesota (34-22) has all four remaining games at home, where the Twins have the best record in baseball at 22-5. The teams split their 10-game season series. Then after Rosario stole second base, Kepler put another blooper in just the right place to give the Twins another dramatic win. Twins: RHP Kenta Maeda (5-1, 2.52 ERA) will take the mound for the two-game series finale, his last of 11 regular-season starts.detroit.cbslocal.com
Twins come back to beat Tigers in 10 innings: Game recap, box score
The Tigers scored a run in the top of the 10th on Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single against a drawn-in infield. But the Twins quickly tied it back up against Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia. GAME RECAPBottom 10th: Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia struck out two batters, but Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler had bloop RBI singles to give the Twins the win. Top 8th: Twins reliever Tyler Clippard retired the Tigers in order in the eighth. pic.twitter.com/kgeYkrYstC — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 23, 2020Top 2nd: Homer Bailey isn’t blowing anybody away, but he picked up a couple of strikeouts against Jeimer Candelario and Niko Goodrum in another 1-2-3 inning.mlive.com
Tarik Skubal takes mound as Tigers face Twins: Live updates, stats
GAME UPDATESBottom 10th: Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia struck out two batters, but Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler had bloop RBI singles to give the Twins the win. Top 8th: Twins reliever Tyler Clippard retired the Tigers in order in the eighth. Bottom 3rd: Tarik Skubal has struck out five through three innings. This time it was Byron Buxton who hit a Tarik Skubal 374 feet to left. Josh Donaldson followed with a walk, but Skubal retired the next three batters.mlive.com
Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1
Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)CHICAGO – Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins, who won the division last year, will make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 2009-10. After Mills struck out the first two batters of the game, Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw for a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Rosario hit an RBI single for a 2-1 lead.
Bieber wins again, Lindor homers as Indians down Twins 4-2
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor reacts as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. Bieber (6-0) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings as the Indians ended a four-game losing streak to the Twins and pulled within 1 1/2 games of the division leaders. Bieber had three walks in the first three innings he came in with just six in 40 2/3 innings all season but regrouped. With the Indians down 2-1, Lindor connected in the sixth off reliever Jorge Alcala (1-1), who replaced starter Rich Hill to start the inning. Carlos Santana followed with a walk, and one out later, pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin delivered an RBI double to put the Indians ahead 4-2.
Maeda's no-hitter ends in 9th; Twins top Brewers 4-3 in 12
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS Kenta Maeda lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the Minnesota Twins, who blew a three-run lead but came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 12 innings. Maeda's no-hit bid was ended by Eric Sogard's soft single that soared just over the glove of a leaping Polanco at shortstop. Maeda retired 21 straight batters in a stretch from the first to the eighth innings and finished with 12 strikeouts. Opponents are 0 for 22 against Hader this season, with four walks and one hit by pitch 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
Twins break HR record but lose to Tigers 10-7
Ronny Rodriguez #60 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning at Comerica Park. The Twins homered six times to bring their season total to 268, one more than the New York Yankees managed last year. Ronny Rodriguez hit a pair of two-run homers for the Tigers, who snapped a six-game skid and halted a six-game winning streak by the AL Central-leading Twins. Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers up 3-2 with an RBI double, and Rodriguez followed with a two-run shot. Tigers: Cabrera was in the lineup for the first time since Tuesday, when he left with tightness in his left biceps.
Sano and Cave homer again, Twins overcome Tigers 8-5
Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers doubles in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on August 24. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)MINNEAPOLIS - Miguel Sano's three-run homer capped a five-run rally in the fifth inning, Jake Cave and Max Kepler also connected and the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-5 Saturday night. Sano and Cave both homered twice Friday night in a 9-6 loss to the Tigers, who have the worst record in the league. Sano pulled his 26th homer into the second deck in left off Edwin Jackson (3-7). Cave hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Matt Hall.