|BOSTON ( SALE )|
MINNESOTA ( BERRIOS )
|917||BOSTON||-165||Ov 7.5,-115||-170||Ov 7,-120|
|918||MINNESOTA||+155||Un 7.5,-105||+160||Un 7,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-15||+17.5||27-27||5.3||0.267||0.333||0.451||0.784||3.4||0.223||0.291||0.346||0.637|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||3-4||4.3||0.236||0.315||0.364||0.678||2.4||0.212||0.295||0.297||0.592|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-11||-5.1||6-12||3.2||0.217||0.287||0.323||0.610||3.8||0.244||0.294||0.376||0.669|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2||4-3||4.6||0.238||0.295||0.391||0.687||3.9||0.246||0.308||0.375||0.683|
|6/8/2018||SALE(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)||0-1||L||-305||8 ov||U||3||4||0||6||5||1|
|6/9/2018||PRICE(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||4-2||W||-215||9.5 un||U||8||7||0||6||6||3|
|6/10/2018||PORCELLO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)||2-5||L||-220||9.5 un||U||7||12||2||8||9||1|
|6/11/2018||WRIGHT(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||2-0||W||-110||9 un||U||6||8||0||5||13||0|
|6/12/2018||RODRIGUEZ(L)||@ BALTIMORE||HESS(R)||6-4||W||-160||9 ov||O||9||10||2||11||13||0|
|6/13/2018||SALE(L)||@ BALTIMORE||RAMIREZ(R)||5-1||W||-300||8.5 ov||U||9||7||0||4||9||2|
|6/14/2018||PRICE(L)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||2-1||W||-125||8.5 un||U||9||7||0||6||5||0|
|6/15/2018||PORCELLO(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||6-7||L||135||7 ov||O||9||10||0||10||6||3|
|6/16/2018||WRIGHT(R)||@ SEATTLE||LEBLANC(L)||0-1||L||-105||8.5 ov||U||2||1||1||6||6||0|
|6/17/2018||RODRIGUEZ(L)||@ SEATTLE||LEAKE(R)||9-3||W||-150||8.5 ev||O||13||6||1||8||8||0|
|6/19/2018||SALE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)|| |
|6/20/2018||PRICE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||LYNN(R)|| |
|6/21/2018||PORCELLO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|6/26/2018|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|6/5/2018||ROMERO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)||4-2||W||-160||9 un||U||4||4||1||8||8||0|
|6/5/2018||LITTELL(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||3-6||L||-175||9.5 un||U||10||8||1||9||7||0|
|6/6/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)||2-5||L||-165||9.5 un||U||8||9||1||9||6||0|
|6/7/2018||BERRIOS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||7-2||W||-185||9 un||P||9||4||0||6||2||0|
|6/8/2018||LYNN(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||2-4||L||+110||9 ev||U||7||7||0||7||5||0|
|6/9/2018||GIBSON(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||1-2||L||-115||8.5 ov||U||7||6||0||6||5||0|
|6/10/2018||ROMERO(R)||LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||7-5||W||-110||9 ov||O||10||7||0||8||10||0|
|6/12/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ DETROIT||HARDY(L)||6-4||W||-105||9 un||O||7||3||2||7||10||0|
|6/13/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)||2-5||L||-150||8.5 ov||U||4||6||1||12||9||0|
|6/14/2018||LYNN(R)||@ DETROIT||FULMER(R)||1-3||L||-110||9 ov||U||6||6||1||6||5||0|
|6/15/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||6-3||W||195||8 un||O||6||1||0||7||7||2|
|6/16/2018||ROMERO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)||9-3||W||170||9 ov||O||13||7||0||10||8||1|
|6/17/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BIEBER(R)||1-4||L||130||10 un||U||10||10||1||7||7||0|
|6/26/2018|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|BOSTON: 2017: 93-69, first place, lost to Houston in ALDS.
MANAGER: Alex Cora (first season).
ADDITIONS: DH J.D. Martinez.
MANAGER John Farrell, RHP Doug Fister, OF Chris Young, RHP Addison Reed, OF Rajai Davis, LHP Henry Owens, LHP Fernando Abad.
OUTLOOK: The Red Sox won 93 games last year for the second straight season and claimed the franchise's first back-to-back AL East titles. But Farrell was fired after they failed to advance in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. The key ' and really only ' addition is Martinez, who gives them someone to replace longtime slugger David Ortiz after finishing last in the AL in homers without Big Papi in 2017. The theory behind Boston keeping up with the reloaded New York Yankees goes something like this: A full season of a healthy Price will bolster a rotation that already has a quality ace in Sale, plus 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner Porcello and All-Stars Pomeranz and Wright. The Red Sox also are staking their chances on the hope that Ramirez can be more like the player he was in 2016 (.286, 30, 111); that Pedroia will return quickly and be healthy and productive; that 20-year-old third baseman Devers will be able to stay up for a full season; and that Bradley won't have another second-half slump. The bullpen, anchored by Kimbrel, remains strong.
|MINNESOTA: 2017: 85-77, second place, lost to Yankees in wild-card game.
MANAGER: Paul Molitor (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Jake Odorizzi, DH-1B Logan Morrison, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, SS-3B Erick Aybar, RHP Michael Pineda.
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, DH-1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin.
OUTLOOK: After their massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year award and a new contract through the 2020 season, the Twins were already on the upswing with their 25-and-under core of Berrios, Buxton, Sano, Rosario and Kepler. Then, after spring training began, they traded for Odorizzi and signed Morrison and Lynn, all at market-bargain prices. They've already had some setbacks, with finger surgery for Santana expected to keep him out for most or all of April, and the gut-punch news of Polanco's suspension, plus the uncertainty that surrounds Sano. But this is a team, even with the bold offseason moves made by AL heavyweights Boston and New York, and the strength of reigning AL Central champion Cleveland, that has the talent and spunk to be right in the playoff mix. With Hughes and Tyler Duffey on track for long-relief roles and a spate of well-regarded prospects set to fill out the rotation at Triple-A Rochester, this is as much starting pitching depth as the Twins have had in years. After using 16 different starters in 2017, they needed that. Rodney, Reed and Duke were important additions to bolster the bullpen, too, after Minnesota relievers ranked 22nd in the majors with a collective 4.40 ERA.
|Red Sox, Twins begin series after getting a day off|
After splitting a four-game weekend set in Seattle, the Boston Red Sox return to work Tuesday night when they open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
The Red Sox went into their off day on Monday just a half-game behind the New York Yankees, but they have won six of their last nine games thanks to a starting rotation that has been among the best in baseball during the last two weeks.
Chris Sale will look to keep that going Tuesday when he takes the mound for his 16th start of the season. The left-hander snapped a three-start losing streak his last time out, allowing just a run in six innings of a 5-1 victory over Baltimore.
Sale had allowed 10 runs in 10 1/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros on May 27 and June 1, respectively. He rebounded by holding the Chicago White Sox to a run in eight innings while striking out two on June 8 in a 1-0 Red Sox loss before getting back in the win column against the Orioles.
"I have a good rhythm and tempo going for me right now," said Sale, who has held opponents to no more than a run in nine starts this season. "I'm feeling good. That's the way I like it."
He's 10-6 with a 4.21 ERA in 26 career appearances (18 starts) against the Twins, who also had Monday off after a 3-3 road trip that saw them drop two of three to the Detroit Tigers and take two of three from the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.
They'll begin the day third in the division, five games behind Cleveland and 2 1/2 behind Detroit.
"It was a good series win (in Cleveland)," third baseman Eduardo Escobar said. "We'll be ready Tuesday for another series at home. This team will be OK. We go out there and play hard every day, but sometimes you have to give credit to the other pitchers."
The Twins will turn to their own budding ace for the series opener.
Right-hander Jose Berrios is 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA in his last six starts. He has allowed more than two runs just once during that stretch and has struck out 51 while walking only 12 in 43 2/3 innings, including 24 strikeouts with two walks in his last three outings.
Berrios took no-decision his last time out. He held the Tigers to a run, seven hits and a walk while striking out seven in six innings, but the Twins' offense and bullpen couldn't get the job done in a 5-2 loss.
"He threw a hell of a game," reliever Addison Reed said afterward. "That was fun to watch. He works his tail off, and it shows when he's out there. The thing that I'm most (upset) about tonight is not getting him the 'W.'"
Berrios has one previous career start against the Red Sox. He allowed four runs and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings of a 4-1 loss at Fenway Park last season.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2018 7:21:08 PM EST|