Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Santana, Twins stay on roll

Santana, Twins stay on roll

In this one, Minnesota bolted to a 4-0 lead and withstood solo homers by J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop to complete its fourth sweep of the season - matching its total of all past year.

Because the Twins were coming off a long trip halfway across the country after splitting a doubleheader with Kansas City at home on Sunday, manager Paul Molitor called it one of the team's biggest wins of the year. "Every game kind of took on a different look". We'll see if that changes today. "I thought Jose was good".

Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Twins, who have won six of seven and are a major league best 14-5 on the road.

Will the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles manage another high-scoring game when the two meet up again tonight at 7:05PM ET?

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones (10) watches his three-run home run in front of Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro and home plate umpire Jim Reynolds in the second inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Monday, May 22, 2017.

Berrios (3-0) struck out seven and walked two in his third consecutive impressive start since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester on May 13. "I thought maybe I should have pitched inside a little bit more". I felt like we were doing some things really positive. Ryan Tepera stranded two runners in the seventh inning, Joe Smith tossed a shutout eighth, and Roberto Osuna worked around a two-out walk to Eric Sogard in the ninth for his seventh save. Astros right-hander Ken Giles posted his 12th save with a ideal ninth inning. Miguel Sano leads the Twins with 45 hits and 37 RBI while Brian Dozier and Jorge Polanco have combined for 75 hits and 34 RBI.

The embattled former ace was 0-3 in his previous six starts and got banned three days by the Mets after skipping a home game this month following a late night on the town.

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Forsythe, who struck out four times before drawing a walk in the 11th inning, doubled off Jonathan Broxton (0-1), scoring Enrique Hernandez, who had walked. That is, until Davis swatted a first-pitch 92 miles per hour fastball over the high right-field scoreboard for his 10th homer of the season.

Buck Showalter used up his manager's challenge in a hurry on Monday night. You've got to pitch real well.

The Orioles hit three homers Wednesday, but all of them were solo shots.

Right-hander Chris Tillman struggled out of the gate, allowing three runs in a 36-pitch first inning. Then, like a true poker player, Santana stared down Jones and threw a thigh-high fastball, which Jones took for a strike. Later in the game [I] was able to make an adjustment and able to make some better pitches. Hughes will undergo further tests Thursday, but the Twins remain hopeful he can be activated from the DL by the middle of next week.

ODDS AND ENDS: Outfielder Michael Bourn, who exercised the opt-out clause in his contract, was released by the Orioles.

HOUSTON - Jose Iglesias finished a triple shy of the cycle, Ian Kinsler had two hits and scored twice, and Detroit Tigers defeated Houston to snap a three-game skid.

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