|MINNESOTA ( NOLASCO )|
BALTIMORE ( CHEN )
|967||MINNESOTA||+165||Ov 8.5,-110||+155||Ov 8.5,+100|
|968||BALTIMORE||-175||Un 8.5,-110||-165||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||19-25||-1.7||22-22||4.7||0.259||0.323||4.5||0.285||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||2-6||-3.6||5-3||4.7||0.264||0.317||6.2||0.302||0.356|
|vs Right-handed Starters||57-39||+22.7||45-48||4.4||0.259||0.307||3.9||0.248||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||3-4||4.6||0.232||0.295||2.1||0.212||0.255|
|8/17/2014||MILONE(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||6-12||L||+105||8 ev||O||7||4||1||13||5||0|
|8/18/2014||MAY(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||4-6||L||+145||8 ev||O||7||4||0||13||10||0|
|8/26/2014||NOLASCO(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||1-2||L||155||8 un||U||5||3||0||5||4||0|
|8/27/2014||HUGHES(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||HENDRIKS(R)||1-6||L||105||7.5 un||U||5||4||1||9||3||0|
|8/28/2014||MILONE(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||11-5||W||140||8 ev||O||14||8||0||12||11||1|
|8/29/2014||MAY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||1-9||L||160||8.5 un||O||4||4||0||7||3||0|
|8/30/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||2-3||L||145||8 ov||U||10||11||0||8||10||1|
|8/31/2014||NOLASCO(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)|| |
|9/1/2014||HUGHES(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)|| |
|9/2/2014||MILONE(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|9/3/2014||MAY(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|9/4/2014||GIBSON(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|8/17/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||4-1||W||120||8 un||U||12||10||1||2||4||1|
|8/18/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||8-2||W||145||7 ov||O||12||7||0||3||1||0|
|8/19/2014||TILLMAN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||5-1||W||100||8.5 ov||U||9||4||1||3||3||0|
|8/20/2014||CHEN(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||4-3||W||-145||8.5 ov||U||8||3||0||6||4||0|
|8/22/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||1-4||L||-105||7.5 un||U||5||5||1||9||5||0|
|8/23/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||2-7||L||-110||7 un||O||7||5||1||11||6||0|
|8/24/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||1-2||L||-115||8 un||U||1||3||0||6||5||0|
|8/25/2014||TILLMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||9-1||W||-115||7.5 un||O||14||7||1||4||4||2|
|8/26/2014||CHEN(L)||TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||4-2||W||-110||7.5 un||U||9||9||0||8||9||1|
|8/27/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)||1-3||L||-105||8 un||U||2||3||2||9||6||1|
|8/28/2014||NORRIS(R)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||5-4||W||-125||8 un||O||11||9||0||7||5||2|
|9/5/2014|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|MINNESOTA: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The number is staggering. In the past three years, the Minnesota Twins have lost 291 games. Ninety-nine in 2011. Ninety-six each of the last two seasons.|
A team that was once viewed as a model for succeeding and competing with modest financial resources has been an afterthought for too long now. They have finished last in the AL Central twice and were fourth last season.
So the Twins shed their frugal ways in the offseason, shelling out $73 million to bring in Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to bolster a lagging rotation. They also brought back manager Ron Gardenhire on a two-year deal and moved Joe Mauer from catcher to first base in an effort to protect their franchise player from injury.
''They made a statement: `We don't want to see this again. We don't want to go through this again this summer,''' Gardenhire said.
The Twins said goodbye to longtime first baseman Justin Morneau late last season when general manager Terry Ryan traded him to the Pirates in a stretch-run deal. There weren't many other changes to an offense that has struggled to score runs, but the upgrades to the rotation have given the holdovers some peace of mind that they won't have to score seven runs a game to have a chance to win.
''It's night and day to be honest with you. Terry went out and spent some money on some good arms in Nolasco and Hughes,'' second baseman Brian Dozier said. ''Hughes had a bad year last year but is an All-Star pitcher and I think moving to this park will help him a lot. I think just getting out of New York to be honest with you. ... So we needed to address our pitching staff and Terry did that, and I'm happy about it.''
|BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE (AP) - The transformation of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse under manager Buck Showalter is complete.|
No longer do the Orioles hope to win. They expect it.
When Showalter took over in July 2010, he inherited a team with the worst record in the majors. Having gone without a winning season since 1997, Baltimore could only hope Showalter's knack for orchestrating quick turnarounds would take hold in a town that had switched its allegiance from baseball to football.
By 2012, the Orioles were back. Baltimore won 93 games, beat Texas in the wild-card matchup and took the New York Yankees to the limit before falling in the AL division series.
After missing the postseason last year, the Orioles are poised for a return. They maintained the nucleus of a team that went 85-77 and was in contention to the final week, then added right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez and slugger Nelson Cruz to an already potent lineup that led the majors in home runs in 2013.
''When you have talent, you have confidence,'' right fielder Nick Markakis said. ''Put them together and good things usually happen. We've got that right now. We know we have a good team and we're going to roll with it.''
Although Jimenez and Cruz didn't come aboard until after the start of spring training, Showalter never wavered in his belief that the Orioles would challenge the defending champion Boston Red Sox and retooled Yankees in the AL East.
''I felt that way whether or not we added Nelson and Jimenez,'' he said. ''That's a poor reflection on me and my staff if we thought we needed more to win.''
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 5:02:42 AM EST|