CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message. The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues. Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning for his first major league win, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday. He scattered 10 hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings in his second career start. He was recalled earlier in the day
DETROIT — When Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones came to the plate in the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday afternoon, he was well aware he was struggling at the plate after striking out in his first two at-bats against the Twins. He chose to focus on something else — the walk-off home run he hit against the Kansas City Royals nearly two months ago — and came through again. Jones hit Lance Lynn’s 3-1 fastball over the wall for the final two runs in Detroit’s 3-
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers lost much more than a game on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon in the third inning of a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins and will have season-ending surgery later this week. “This is obviously a very sad day for Miggy and for the entire ballclub,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It is obviously a huge blow to the team, both on and off the field, but we will have to find a way to overcome it.” Gardenhire said
MINNEAPOLIS — The day after one of their ugliest losses of the season, the Minnesota Twins turned to ace-in-training Jose Berrios for a quick turnaround. Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario added yet another pick-me-up dose of hustle and muscle, too. Berrios pitched a six-hitter for his second complete game this season, and the Twins hit three home runs against James Shields in a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon. Berrios (7-5) retired his first 14 batters
MINNEAPOLIS — The college baseball landscape has long been dominated by the boys in the Sun Belt, with some West Coast success mixed in. Big Ten teams and their snow-shortened seasons haven’t kept up. Well, there’s at least one way those climate-constrained programs from the northern part of the country can make their springtime disadvantage temporarily disappear: Keep winning well into June, just like Minnesota has done. The Gophers have reached the Super Regional
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
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.