Twins Can’t Win – Shutout by White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Rodon worked his way out of trouble several times to complete six scoreless innings, Jerry Sands hit a two-run home run and the Chicago White Sox kept the Minnesota Twins winless with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night.
At 0-8, the Twins have been outscored 33-13 this season.
The only other winless team in the majors is Atlanta, also 0-8. The Twins beat the Braves in that epic seven-game World Series in 1991 — some 25th anniversary this season is turning out to be for the two teams.
Rodon (1-1) needed 107 pitches to make it as far as he did. He walked five, including the leadoff man twice, but the Twins left the bases loaded in the sixth after filling them with one out. David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save in as many attempts.
Phil Hughes (0-2) gave up the one-out homer to straightaway center field to Sands in the seventh.