Gleyber day: Torres' 5 RBIs lead surging Yanks over Jays 5-3
Blue Jays Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in New York. An All-Star in his first two seasons who slumped in 2020 and ’21, Torres restored a two-run lead with his sixth-inning single off Trevor Richards. On a sloppy day for the Blue Jays, Bo Bichette failed to advance to third on an errant pitch following his fifth-inning double. There didn't appear to be any carryover from the Yankees' 6-5 win the previous night, a game that turned testy and saw three Blue Jays ejected. Torres gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead after Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu singled in the fourth.wftv.com
Twins trade 2-time All-Star pitcher José Berríos to Toronto
Angels Twins Baseball Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios (17) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone)The playoff-chasing Toronto Blue Jays won the pursuit for All-Star pitcher José Berríos, acquiring the Minnesota right-hander for two minor leaguers on Friday. The Twins got infielder/outfielder Austin Martin and righty Simeon Woods Richardson for their top pitcher. Berríos was 7-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 20 starts for the Twins this season, and attracted interest from several contenders. The 27-year-old Berríos was Minnesota’s unquestioned ace, a two-time All-Star who has been as durable as any pitcher in the game and remains under team control through the 2022 season.wftv.com
Refsnyder, Twins hand Orioles 14th straight loss, 3-2 in 10
Twins Orioles Baseball Minnesota Twins' Rob Refsnyder, left, slides across the plate as Baltimore Orioles pitcher Adam Plutko covers in the 10th inning of a baseball game Monday, May 31, 2021, in Baltimore. Refsnyder was safe, scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) (Gail Burton)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Rob Refsnyder bounced back from a run-in with the center-field fence to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a wild pitch and the Minnesota Twins handed the Baltimore Orioles their 14th straight loss, 3-2 on Monday. UP NEXTTwins: RHP Michael Pineda (3-2, 2.62 ERA) will make his second start since returning from the injured list (abscess). Orioles: LHP Bruce Zimmermann (2-3, 5.15 ERA) has not completed six innings since his second start of the season.wftv.com
Twins' Berríos, Rogers through 7 combined no-hit innings
Minnesota Twins right-hander José Berríos pitched six hitless innings and Taylor Rogers has the no-hit bid intact through seven against the Milwaukee Brewers, who also had a no-hitter going until Corbin Burnes’ bid was ended in the seventh by a solo homer.
Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs
"But what are they going to say now?”Nine months after Houston's rules-breaking, sign-stealing system was revealed, the Astros advanced to the Division Series in Los Angeles. The Twins are 0-18 in the playoffs since winning Game 1 of their Division Series at the New York Yankees on Oct. 5, 2004, a total of seven rounds lost. Since that date, the Astros are 43-35 in postseason play, winning 10 of 15 rounds with three trips to the World Series. In a three-game division series sweep by the Yankees last year, the Twins totaled seven runs and 22 hits. Baldelli declined to confirm whether Buxton was experiencing a recurrence of concussion symptoms that kept him out of the last two regular season games.
LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. “I tried as hard as I could to come back and play this season,” Verlander said. “Unfortunately, my body just didn’t cooperate.”The Astros hold the eighth and final spot in the AL playoff race. Verlander went 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA last year, striking out a career-high 300 and throwing his third no-hitter. His top competitors are likely two-time defending winner Jacob deGrom of the Mets, Atlanta’s Max Fried and Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer.