Twins Game Recap (7/14): Cleveland Prevails, Avoids Sweep
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Berrios: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 65% strikes (60 of 92 pitches)
Bullpen: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 K
Home Runs: None
Multi-Hit Games: Marwin Gonzalez (3-for-4)
Top 3 WPA: Arraez .142, Gonzalez .126, Adrianza .115
Bottom 3 WPA: Polanco -.317, Schoop -.285, Cruz -.150
Poor Command Bites Berrios
Twins ace,Jose Berrios entered today’s action seeking an elusive ninth win of the season. He struggled with his command early on, surrendering two walks in the first inning and Jose Rameriz made him play by driving in one of the runners with a two out knock.
In the fourth inning, Berrios gave up a double and two singles allowing Cleveland to add two more runs to their lead and push the score to 3-0. A high pitch count would eventually end his afternoon after only five innings.
Minnesota Rallies in the Seventh
It wasn’t exactly how you draw it up and the Twins missed an opportunity to score even more but on a day where runs were at a premium at least they finally cracked into the run column
It took Garver and Cave each getting hit by a pitch and singles from Marwin Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler for Minnesota to tie the game. They were very well positioned to do even more damage with the bases loaded and only one out with Polanco and Cruz due up. Unfortunately, both Polanco and Cruz would strike out to end the inning leaving the bases loaded.
Coming Up Short In the Late Innings
After the Twins rallied to tie the game in the seventh inning, Trevor May handed Cleveland the lead again when he surrendered a solo home run to Carlos Santana in an 0-2 count.
The eighth inning got off to a good start for Minnesota when Luis Arraez reached base via a lead-off double but they were unable to drive him in and the scored remained 4-3.
Postgame With Baldelli
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