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Royals Review Jun 15, 2019
Royals can’t hold the lead as the Twins storm back to win, 5-4

Royals can’t hold the lead as the Twins storm back to win, 5-4

It was pretty until it wasn’t On the day that the twin cities celebrated the great Joe Mauer’s career by retiring his number, the Royals and Twins kicked off game two of their three game set. After jumping out to early lead in this one, Kansas City couldn’t hold off the surging division leaders, falling in a close one, 5-4. Facing former Royal farmhand Jake Odorizzi, who came in with 1.92 ERA, things didn’t look positive for the offense on paper. However, just four hitters into the game, Jorge Soler mashed one into the second deck with a runner on. Cranking it at 462 feet from home...

Odorizzi, Twins win again, top Royals with 5-4 rally

C.J. Cron drove in the go-ahead run for Minnesota with a sixth-inning double , making Jake Odorizzi the second 10-game winner in the majors this season and capping a 5-4 comeback victory by the Twins over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Twins' rally vs. Royals makes Jake Odorizzi a 10-game winner

They clubbed two more home runs and got a strong finish from their bullpen.
Twinkie Town Jun 15, 2019
Twins 5, Royals 4: Sneaking on through

Twins 5, Royals 4: Sneaking on through

Nine runs. Two teams. 9 - 2 = 7. What a tribute to Joe Mauer. At first, it was all Royals. And, really, how could they. On Joe Mauer night? This game has gone to the dogs. Jake Odorizzi had an uncharacteristic night, giving up four runs in six innings of work. Two homers supplied most of the Kansas City scoring — a first-inning shot from Jorge Soler and a fifth-inning blast from Whit Merrifield. Shortly after Merrifield’s dinger, Lucas Duda brought home a run with a sac fly. At that point, the score was 4-1 and the crowd was quiet. The only run on the board for the Twins came courtesy...
Royals Review Jun 15, 2019
Game 70: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

Game 70: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

Game two against the Twinkies Kansas City Royals (22-47) @ Minnesota Twins (46-22) Glenn Sparkman (1-2, 3.58 ERA) vs. Jake Odorizzi (9-2, 1.92 ERA) First pitch- 6:45 CT Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota Quick Hits: Tonight the Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s number Adalberto Mondesi returns to the lineup hitting 2nd Whit Merrifield is a career .333 hitter at Target Field Down in Omaha, Brett Phillips has hit four home runs in his last eight games Over the last seven starts, Royals starters have an ERA of 2.08 per Jeffrey Flanagan Lineup: Merrifield RF Mondesi SS Gordon...

Joe Mauer's No. 7 will be retired as Jake Odorizzi pitches for Twins vs. Royals

The Twins face the Kansas City in the second of a three-game series after a dramatic victory on Friday night.

Sunday's Twins-Detroit game recap

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi held Detroit to one run over six innings on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts for his ninth consecutive victory.

Breaking down Jake Odorizzi's nine-game winning streak

He is the first Twins pitcher to win nine consecutive decisions since Johan Santana was 9-0 in 12 starts from July 15-Sept. 10 in 2006, the year Santana won the AL Cy Young Award.
Twinkie Town Jun 9, 2019
Twins 12, Tigers 2: Just another day at the office

Twins 12, Tigers 2: Just another day at the office

In other years, this game might have felt like the Twins made a statement today, coming back from a disappointing loss to win the game in decisive fashion. This year, it just feels like it was supposed to happen. I love this team. The Twins never trailed today, striking early in the first with a Mitch Garver RBI double, and then Nelson Cruz’s third homer in as many days, putting them up by a score of 3-0 before Detroit came up to bat. The Tigers did get one back in the first, the only run that Cy Young candidate Jake Odorizzi gave up all day. That one snuck in on a double-play ball, so...

Odorizzi shoots for his ninth win of the season as Twins look to win series against Tigers

Odorizzi brings a 16.1-inning scoreless streak into today's game, the last of a 10-game road trip
Twinkie Town Jun 9, 2019
Game 64: Twins at Tigers

Game 64: Twins at Tigers

First Pitch: 12:10 CDT TV: FSNO RADIO: TIBN, twinsbeisbol.com KNOW THY ENEMY: Bless You Boys Possible best-pitcher-in-baseball (did you expect to ever be able to say that) Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Twins, as they look to bounce back from last night’s loss and take the series from AL Central pretenders Detroit. Ryan Carpenter is the pitcher for the Kitties. He has a 6.23 ERA, and has spent some time in Triple-A already this year. The long-suffering Twins fan in me expects the Twins to make him look like Justin Verlander out there, but maybe this Twins team is different. I’m...
DRaysBay Jun 3, 2019
View from the Catwalk: Draft Day

View from the Catwalk: Draft Day

Let’s just forget the weekend results After Jake Odorizzi and C.J. Cron got done taking the Rays lunch money (and giving Rays’ fans all sorts of second guessing thoughts) with a Twins’ 3-1 series victory at the Trop over the weekend, the team gets an off day Monday, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty to watch tonight. The 54th annual MLB amateur draft will begin in Secaucus, N.J. on Monday at 7:00 p.m. with the full first and second rounds taking place this evening before the absurdly deep draft continues through Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep your eyes peeled around 10:00...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 2, 2019
Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 9-7 loss to the Twins

Eduardo A. Encina's takeaways from the Rays' 9-7 loss to the Twins

- Ji-Man Choi is patient at the plate. He saw 32 pitches in four plate appearances Sunday, and even though fourth-inning, 12-pitch at bat ended with a strikeout, it might have prevented Jake Odorizzi from going into the seventh, when the Rays were able to pounce in the Twins bullpen.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 2, 2019
Jake Odorizzi dominates Rays in return to Trop

Jake Odorizzi dominates Rays in return to Trop

ST. PETERSBURG -- Jake Odorizzi was a solid starting pitcher in his six big league seasons with the Rays, but he's never put together quite as dominating a stretch as this one. Odorizzi, the former Ray who was traded to the Minnesota Twins before last season for minor league

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