Another Walk Off Win for the Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano singled in a run with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Minnesota Twins a 6-5, walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Minnesota rallied after Mike Napoli homered off Kevin Jepsen (2-3) in the top of the ninth to tie the game 5-5. It was Jepsen's third blown save in five chances.
The Twins came back against closer Cody Allen (0-2). Minnesota's Brian Dozier doubled with one out in the ninth and intentionally walked Joe Mauer. Sano followed with a line drive to center field to score Dozier.
Minnesota is now 6-4 at Target Field and 1-10 on the road.
Twins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs on five hits and struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings.
Twins pitching prospect Berrios will make debut Wednesday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heralded Twins prospect Jose Berrios is getting called up to the majors and will make his debut Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians.
Minnesota is bringing up Berrios after putting right-handers Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. The Twins announced Berrios as Wednesday's starter following a 6-5 win Tuesday night.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan says it "isn't pre-determined on how many starts he's going to get, by any stretch."
The 21-year-old Berrios is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and one of Minnesota's best along with outfielder Byron Buxton. The 2012 first-rounder was sent back to Triple-A to work on his command this season, and Ryan is pleased with his progress. He is 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17 innings with Rochester.
Tonight's game begins at 7:10 with the pre-game show at 6:30. Listen to it on 1340 KROC AM.