MINNEAPOLIS — While Jose Berrios struggled through a four-start stretch that began in mid-April, the Minnesota Twins were reeling for most of that time. His last two turns have been masterpieces, and maybe the injury-affected Twins have found a groove again. Logan Morrison forced in the go-ahead run with a four-pitch walk in the eighth inning after striking out in his first three at-bats, propelling Berrios and the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Morrison came through with a big hit for the injury-decimated Minnesota Twins lineup. Morrison’s two-run single gave Minnesota’s offense a much-needed lift, and four relievers worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The Twins salvaged the final game of the series, snapping a three-game skid with a roster missing four of its expected starters when spring training began. Joe Mauer was placed on the disabled
MINNEAPOLIS — The Milwaukee Brewers are making themselves at home on the road. Christian Yelich hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth, Josh Hader struck out six in 2 1/3 hitless innings of relief and the NL Central leaders beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Saturday night. “It seems like it’s been somebody different every night,” Yelich said, “and that’s kind of what it takes to win on the road.” The Brewers are now 7-2 on a 10-game road trip with a
MINNEAPOLIS — The Milwaukee Brewers are making themselves at home on the road. Christian Yelich hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth, Josh Hader struck out six in 2 1/3 hitless innings of relief and the NL Central leaders beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday night. “It seems like it’s been somebody different every night,” Yelich said, “and that’s kind of what it takes to win on the road.” The Brewers are now 7-2 on a 10-game road trip with a
MINNEAPOLIS — With Ryan Braun and Eric Thames on the disabled list, the Milwaukee Brewers are missing plenty of power in the middle of their lineup. Jesus Aguilar is proving to be quite the fill-in slugger. Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as Milwaukee beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Friday night. “It’s the power, for sure,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Aguilar. “It’s just kind of hit ability.
MINNEAPOLIS — Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter were expected to be key members of the St. Louis Cardinals this season, among the top three hitters in the batting order. St. Louis hopes Wednesday’s performance was a sign the two are getting back to their usual production. Fowler reached base four times and drove in two runs in his return to the lineup, and the Cardinals beat former starter Lance Lynn and the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Wednesday. Carpenter had three hits after being
MINNEAPOLIS — With an important insurance run standing at third base in the speedy Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins catcher Bobby Wilson tried to pull off a surprise with a sacrifice bunt. Wilson fouled off the attempt, never a good feeling for a journeyman that has played 329 major league games over the past 11 seasons to miss his chance. He didn’t miss his next opportunity. Wilson hit a slider from St. Louis reliever Luke Gregerson into the left field stands for a two-run homer to
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Carrasco said he didn’t feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise. “For the first three innings, I didn’t find myself,” Carrasco said. Carrasco struck out 14 while pitching his second complete game of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2. Carrasco fanned the side in the third inning. After a conversation between innings with catcher Roberto Perez and pitching coach Carl Willis, Carrasco got into a
Jake Odorizzi and the Minnesota Twins pitched their way out of a rough slide. Odorizzi worked into the seventh inning, Mitch Garver homered and the Twins snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The 28-year-old Odorizzi (2-2), who was acquired in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, gave up one run and five hits. He had dropped each of his last two starts, allowing nine runs in 9q innings. “It’s a tough stretch, definitely.
MILWAUKEE — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness. Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big league team as first base coach two years later. He became an analyst with Fox Sports Wisconsin in 2006 and took a front-office role with the Brewers organization. Nelson also had coaching