MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Bobby Wilson hit his first residence run in additional than a yr, Jose Berrios bounced again with robust effort on the mound, and the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals four-1 on Tuesday night time.
Wilson, a journeyman catcher for six totally different groups in 9 main league seasons, hit a slider from St. Louis reliever Luke Gregerson into the left area stands for a two-run homer to cap a 3-run seventh inning. It was Wilson’s first main league residence run since Sept. 21, 2016 for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Berrios (four-four) surrendered one run on two hits and left after hitting Kolten Wong with a pitch with one out within the eighth. Berrios struck out 10 batters. He had misplaced three of his previous 4 begins, permitting 18 runs in 18 1/three innings.
Addison Reed struck out each batters he confronted and Fernando Rodney completed his eighth save in eleven possibilities with an ideal ninth.
Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil (zero-1) allowed a double to Logan Morrison to start out the seventh. Morrison scored on Byron Buxton’s bunt try when Gregerson threw the ball broad of first and into foul territory.
The bullpen wasted one other high quality outing from rookie proper-hander Jack Flaherty, who was recalled from Triple-A earlier within the day with Adam Wainwright happening the disabled record. Flaherty had the longest outing of his eight profession main league begins with one run allowed in 5 2/three innings.
Flaherty’s emergence could possibly be a key issue for the Cardinals with Wainwright and Carlos Martinez on the disabled listing. Flaherty was cruising till the sixth when he surrendered three consecutive two-out hits to tie the sport.
Wilson was recalled final week when Jason Castro went on the disabled record with a meniscus tear in his proper knee. The 35-yr-previous spent the whole 2017 season within the minors with Oklahoma Metropolis within the Los Angeles Dodgers group. He hit seven homers in seventy five video games whereas enjoying for 3 totally different main league groups in 2016.
Cardinals: Martinez continues to be rehabbing a pressure to his proper lat and supervisor Mike Matheny stated it’s unlikely Martinez would be capable of return in time to start out this weekend at residence towards Philadelphia.
Twins: 3B Miguel Sano (left hamstring pressure) labored out once more previous to the sport however doesn’t seem near a return. Supervisor Paul Molitor stated Sano is unable to run at most effort.
Twins proper-hander Lance Lynn (1-three, 7.34 ERA) will make his first begin towards his former staff on Wednesday afternoon as the 2 groups wrap up a two-recreation collection. Lynn allowed 4 runs in four 2/three innings in his final begin. St. Louis counters with proper-hander Miles Mikolas (5-zero, 2.fifty one), who has given up one run or much less in 4 of his final 5 begins.
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