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
Tarik Skubal’s perfect start crumbles as Tigers fall to Twins, 5-3
Tarik Skubal saw a perfect start fall apart due to big hits, bad fielding and tough luck as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Thursday night in the series opener at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins picked up another run in the sixth on a walk and a couple of singles. Gilberto Celestino hit a potential double-play grounder to shortstop Zack Short, who flipped the ball to second baseman Willi Castro. The Tigers opened the sixth inning with three consecutive singles against Twins starter J.A. Up next: The Tigers and Twins play the second of four games on Friday on 8:10 p.m. Tigers rookie right-hander Matt Manning (1-2, 7.94 ERA) will face Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda (4-3, 5.03).mlive.com
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
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.
White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot
Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) and Eloy Jimenez celebrate the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. The White Sox assured themselves of no worse than a wild-card berth. White Sox: RHP Jonathan Stiever (0-0, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Cincinnati.
Dunning pitches White Sox past Twins for 6th straight win
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dane Dunning delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Chicago. The AL-best White Sox also moved 16 games over .500 for the first time since they were 71-55 on Aug. 26, 2012. Byron Buxton hit his third career inside-the-park homer for Minnesota, but the Twins finished with just four hits. But the White Sox went ahead to stay with three runs in the bottom of the third. White Sox: LHP Jace Fry threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings after he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list.