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
MILWAUKEE — Pitcher Brent Suter hadn’t hit a home run since high school. Imagine his surprise and delight when he went deep on AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. This wasn’t just a shot that curled around the foul pole, but a no-doubter to center that went 433 feet. Suter also threw 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball after coming in for injured starter Wade Miley to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians. “It’s a
ST. LOUIS — Amid a bitterly cold April that led to four weather-related postponements, the Minnesota Twins never really had a chance to reap the rewards of a busy offseason. Now that the weather’s turned, the Twins are starting to live up to the lofty expectations that followed the franchise’s first postseason appearance in seven seasons. Led by a strong pitching performance from Jake Odorizzi and a two-run home by Eduardo Escobar, Minnesota beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1
ST. LOUIS — Fernando Romero didn’t allow a run for the second straight start to begin his major league career, throwing six sharp innings to lead the Minnesota Twins over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Monday night. The victory was a season-high fourth straight for the Twins, who have won 13 of their last 16 games against National League opponents dating to last year. St. Louis had its season-best five-game winning streak snapped, one night after finishing a weekend sweep of the
CHICAGO — With the White Sox struggling, James Shields doesn’t want to hear about moral victories or solid efforts. His goal is to help his team win, so anything short of that can’t be considered a success. Shields pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Minnesota Twins rallied late for a 5-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday. “At the end of the day, we had a two-run lead and we gave it up,” he said. “It was a good effort, but we came up short.