Minnesota was going to participate in the series of statements against Cleveland in its first regular-season action after the All-Star break. However, they had their hands full, facing Shane Bieber and finally they could not complete the sweep, losing 4-3.
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Berrios: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 65% strikes (60 of 92 pitches)
Bullpen: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 K
Home Runs: None
Multi-hit games: Marwin Gonzalez (3-for-4)
Top 3 WPA: Arraez .142, Gonzalez .126, Adrianza .115
Lower part of 3 WPA: Polanco -.317, Schoop -.285, Cruz -.150
Poor commands Berrios
Twins, José Berrios entered the action today in search of a ninth win of the season. He fought with his command from the start, gave two walks in the first innings and José Rameriz forced him to play driving in one of the corridors with a double blow.
In the fourth inning, Berrios allowed a double and two singles, allowing Cleveland to add two more runs to his advantage and push the score to 3-0. A high count of throws would end his afternoon after only five innings.
Minnesota Rallies in the seventh
It was not exactly the way you drew it and they missed the opportunity to score even more, but on a day when the races were slim, at least they finally entered the racing column.
It took Garver and Cave to be hit by a pitch and singles by Marwin Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler for Minnesota to tie the game. They were very well positioned to do even more damage with the bases loaded and only with Polanco and Cruz and until the end. Unfortunately, both Polanco and Cruz would attack to finish the inning leaving the bases loaded.
Arriving short in the last entries
After the Twins came together to tie the game in the seventh inning, Trevor May gave Cleveland the lead again when he handed an individual homer to Carlos Santana in a 0-2 score.
The eighth inning had a good start for Minnesota when Luis Arraez reached the base through a double advantage, but could not push it and the score remained 4-3.
Postgame With Baldelli
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