The broadcaster may have jinxed the team asking for a big game offensively as the Twins muster two hits and lose 3-2 on a walk off single by Bo Bichette. With an off-day Thursday, the Twins will turn to their hottest starter in Kenta Maeda, (28 K's in 15.1IP), to try and win the final game of the series before starting their longest homestand of the year Friday.
Special Jackie Robinson Day Piece
Where to watch.
Toronto: Matt Shoemaker 1-2. 6.75 ERA, 16.0IP, 15 K's
Minnesota: Kenta Maeda** 1-0, 1.76 ERA, 15.1IP, 28 K's
Minnesota Batting Order
- 2B Luis Arraez .264 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI
- SS Jorge Polanco** .278 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI
- DH Nelson Cruz .271 BA, 3 HR, 11 RBI
- LF Eddie Rosario .297 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI
- C Mitch Garver .293 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI
- RF Max Kepler .179 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI
- 3B Josh Donaldson .290 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI
- 1B Miguel Sano .200 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI
- CF Byron Buxton .232 BA, 3 HR, 4 RBI
**= Kenta Maeda: 10th in AL, Strikeouts (28).
Toronto Batting Order
- SS Bo Bichette .278 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI
- 2B Cavan Biggio .176 BA, 1 HR, 2 RBI
- DH Lourdes Gurriel Jr. .279 BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
- RF Teoscar Hernandez .356 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI
- 1B Travis Shaw .269 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI
- RF Brandon Drury .250 BA, 1 HR, 1 RBI
- LF Billy McKinney .286 BA, 4 HR, 8 RBI
- CF Derek Fisher .138 BA, 2 HR, 3 RBI
- C Danny Jensen .217 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI
**= Teoscar Hernandez8th in AL Batting Average, (.356).
- 2020: 25
- 2019 through 17 games: 34
1. It's Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball and as you'll see during the game all the players will be wearing the only number retired throughout baseball, #42.
2. Toronto's starting pitching this series has been unbelievable, 14IP, 2R, 23K's, and will turn to Matt Shoemaker today going for the sweep.
3. After a superb outing yesterday despite the loss, Homer Bailey gets a much deserved day off and the Twins will go from their pitcher 2nd on the team in K's, Homer Bailey, to Kenta Maeda today. Maeda trying to continue his fantastic month of April where he has only allowed 2R in 15.1IP.