Minnesota Twins Come Up Short in Jose Berrios’ Debut
Minnesota Twins unable to keep the late inning magic going in loss to Indians
The Minnesota Twins started their top prospect, Jose Berrios, in his MLB debut. They were hoping that he’d enjoy a strong start and be able to handle the pressure.
The club was also aiming to finish off a sweep of the Indians, a series that has featured no shortage of big moments.
Berrios lasted 4 innings and was charged with 5 earned runs.
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He got off to a good start in his first two innings. In the 3rd, he struck out the side but saw two cross the plate. The 4th inning was 3 up and 3 down. Jose came out in the 5th but didn’t retire a batter, allowed a run and left two on.
Fernando Abad and Michael Tonkin weren’t able to prevent the inherited runners from scoring and missed catch by Eddie Rosario exacerbated the situation. The Indians ended up scoring four runs that inning.
The next four innings the bullpen tightened up and didn’t allow a run. Michael Tonkin, Casey Fien and Trevor May handled those innings.
The Twins struck first in this game and led 3-0 after the first. The inning featured two doubles, a single, a walk and a sac fly. Minnesota struck again in the 5th on an RBI single from Danny Santana. Byung Ho Park hammered a long ball in the 6th.
The Twins had the tying run in scoring position in the 9th but were unable to bring him around.
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The Twins will play the first game of their set against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 7:10 PM CT. Phil Hughes will make the start for the Minnesota