Twins Reverse it – Shut Out Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins got their first win under manager Paul Molitor, beating the White Sox 6-0 Friday to spoil Chicago's home opener.
Joe Mauer reached base four times, with an RBI single and three walks. Eduardo Escobar doubled and scored twice hours after his fiancee gave birth to a boy, and Brian Dozier homered.
The Twins got some relief after getting knocked around in a three-game sweep at Detroit, while the White Sox (0-4) matched their worst start since 1995.
CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching elbow.
Manager Paul Molitor says the move will likely be made Saturday, with Trevor May getting called up from Triple-A Rochester. May will start Monday's home opener against Kansas City.
Nolasco (0-1) felt pain during Wednesday's 11-0 loss at Detroit. Molitor says an MRI showed no structural damage.
May was 3-6 with a 7.88 ERA in 10 appearances and nine starts last season.
Shortstop Eduardo Escobar was in the lineup against the Chicago White Sox after his fiancee gave birth to a boy — the couple's first child — Friday morning. Molitor says Escobar was planning to head to Minnesota after the game and be back in uniform Sunday.