Avisail Garcia watches as his 2 run home run against the Minnesota Twins leaves the park in the tenth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Minneapolis. Minnesota earned a split in the first two games of the series. Hector Santiago got out-dueled in a 2-1 loss, before Kyle Gibson surrendered a grand slam in a five-run inning - his only, albeit a big, mistake - allowing the Tigers to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win 5-3. David Robertson pitched one inning for his third save of the season in three chances.
The Chicago White Sox made a little bit of history on Friday night when they started three players with the same surname in their outfield. Willy Garcia, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia all manned a spot for Chicago from left to right.
"That's pretty cool", Renteria said. "I just tried to pull the swing and hit the ball".
Santana (3-0) won his third straight start, striking out eight, walking one and retiring his final 18 batters as he lowered his ERA to 0.41.
"I don't think they're thinking about what we are or are not in terms of titles we're given", Renteria said. Anderson, who is batting just.143 and has twice as many strikeouts (12) as hits (six), will return Monday.
Willy Garcia went 1 for 4 in his debut - he was thrown out trying to stretch his double into a triple.
"The question was whether we want to take a shot at him (Garcia) or (Matt) Davidson", Molitor said. "We spend so much time together, but I don't know that many clubs actually get together and have team dinners, to be honest". "But, you just got to tip your hat to him". "The good hitters hit to the other part of the field". Holland has been solid to start the season, and that includes allowing zero runs and just one hit in six innings against the Indians.
Abreu tagged up on Davidson's sacrifice fly to center and scored when Minnesota center fielder Byron Buxton's throw home glanced off the pitcher's mound.
White Sox OF Jacob May was back in the lineup in center field after being held out for three games.
PIRATES 8, CUBS 7 Andrew McCutchen hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in a five-run seventh inning that led Pittsburgh over Chicago. Quintana allowed five runs, nine hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings, raising his ERA to 6.75.
Quality pitching is always in demand - especially as the trade deadline nears - and with the Twins searching for good young arms, and focused on the future, Falvey and Co., could be rooting for Santana's success to continue so they can get the most for the righthander.
Shields faced his first threat in the fourth when the Twins loaded the bases with two outs on singles by Robbie Grossman and Jorge Polanco and an Eddie Rosario walk. Frazier had argued at length with home plate umpire Bill Miller about a low strike in the top of the inning.