|BOSTON ( PRICE )|
MINNESOTA ( LYNN )
|967||BOSTON||-135||Ov 8.5,-125||-140||Ov 9,+100|
|968||MINNESOTA||+125||Un 8.5,+105||+130||Un 9,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-16||+15.6||28-27||5.3||0.267||0.332||0.449||0.781||3.5||0.223||0.290||0.345||0.636|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.1||4-3||4.3||0.248||0.327||0.387||0.714||3.3||0.224||0.300||0.323||0.622|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-11||-3.3||7-12||3.3||0.215||0.286||0.322||0.607||3.7||0.243||0.295||0.372||0.667|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.8||4-3||4.4||0.222||0.275||0.343||0.619||3.4||0.245||0.304||0.382||0.686|
|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)||2-6||L||-190||7 ov||O||8||11||1||5||3||1|
|6/20/2018||PRICE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||LYNN(R)|| |
|6/21/2018||PORCELLO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|6/26/2018|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|6/27/2018|| ||LA ANGELS|| || |
|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|| || |
|6/27/2018|| ||@ 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 face Twins looking for answers without Pedroia|
More than two weeks after he returned to the disabled list for a second time this season, the Boston Red Sox have no timetable for second baseman Dustin Pedroia's return.
Pedrioa underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee last October and began the season on the disabled list. He began a minor league rehab assignment last month and was added to the Boston roster on May 26.
But Pedroia lasted just three games, going 1 for 11 with a pair of walks, and when soreness in the knee remained, the team put him back on the shelf on May 30.
"It was a major surgery," manager Alex Cora said. "We didn't know what to expect, so we are where we are now. We're hoping that, yeah, he'll be back. When? We don't know. But I still believe he's going to contribute this season and he's going to help us to win."
Without Pedroia in the lineup, Cora has turned primarily to Eduardo Nunez at second base with Brock Holt getting 17 starts as well. Overall, Red Sox second basemen have combined for a .614 OPS and rank second-to-last in baseball with a minus-12 Defensive Runs Saved.
Nunez will likely get the nod again Wednesday night as the Red Sox continue their three-game series with the Twins at Target Field behind left-hander David Price, who is 6-0 with a 2.64 ERA over his last seven starts.
"Better fastball command, just commanding the baseball better," Price said of his recent success. "Making better pitches with runners in scoring position. That was a big problem for me in the times I struggled this year, just runners in scoring position. Four two-out runs in Oakland that day. All the runs were with two outs. Same thing my third outing against Tampa back at home. That was two-run outs as well."
Price is 10-3 with a 2.52 ERA in 17 games, 16 of them starts, against the Twins.
Lance Lynn, the Twins' scheduled starter, is starting to look much more like the pitcher Minnesota had in mind when it signed the veteran right-hander to a one-year deal during spring training.
Lynn slumped out to a 8.37 ERA through his first five starts but has gone 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA in eight starts since, working at least six innings in all but two of those outings.
He struck out a season-high nine with just one walk his last time out but took his first loss since May 16 after the Tigers for tagged him for three runs in the seventh inning.
"You've got to get through the seventh there. I wasn't able to do it," Lynn said after the game. "Everything was still there. Just made one bad pitch and ran into a barrel. ... Ended up giving up three runs and it cost us the win."
Lynn has three career starts against the Red Sox, going 0-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. He last faced Boston late in the 2017 season but did not take a decision after allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings.
|Last Updated: 7/20/2018 7:52:34 AM EST|