Gordon's homer helps Twins slow Guardians in 1-0 win
Guardians Twins Baseball Minnesota Twins' Nick Gordon (1) gets a high-five from Ryan Jeffers after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Guardians pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig) (Craig Lassig)MINNEAPOLIS — (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a third-inning home run that stood up for Minnesota starter Devin Smeltzer, and the Twins dodged a sweep, cooling off the Cleveland Guardians with a 1-0 win on Thursday. The Guardians (36-29) lead by percentage points in the AL Central race, having played six fewer games than the Twins (39-32). UP NEXTGuardians: RHP Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.77 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game series against Boston on Friday night. RHP Nick Pivetta (7-5, 3.31) starts for the Red Sox.wftv.com
Garca homers twice as White Sox pound Twins 10-3
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO Leury Garca homered from both sides of the plate, helping Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox pound the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Saturday. Keuchel allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his White Sox debut after agreeing to a $55.5 million, three-year contract in December. McCann singled in Adam Engel before Garca belted a three-run drive off left-hander Devin Smeltzer in the seventh, making it 10-3 White Sox. It also was the 11th time a White Sox player had connected from both sides of the plate in a single game. WORTH NOTINGThe White Sox announced right-hander Carson Fulmer had been claimed off waivers by Detroit.