With a .118 average and three RBIs in his career, it was a bit of a shock to see Twins starter Ervin Santana come through with a three-run double to help his own cause in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Giants.
Ervin Santana proved to be as impressive at the plate as he was on the mound Friday night, supplementing his Majors-best third shutout of the season with a bases-loaded double to lead the Minnesota Twins past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.
Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been on a roll over his last seven starts, striking out 59 batters while issuing just one walk, and will look to keep it going in the second game of the three-game series against the Twins and right-hander Jose Berrios on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Moore will get the ball on Friday when the Giants return home to take on Ervin Santana and the Twins in a three-game set.
Designated for assignment by the Mariners two weeks ago, Chris Heston has found himself back at Safeco Field.
The Twins, under the new leadership of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, have a chance to add impact talent to their organization with the No. 1 overall pick and three of the first 37 selections in the Draft.
As Twins manager Paul Molitor walked into the clubhouse following Minnesota’s 2-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday night, he made eye contact with starter Kyle Gibson, lifted both of his fists in the air and simultaneously flexed his biceps.
Kyle Gibson won his second straight start with six innings of one-run ball as the Twins topped the Mariners, 2-1, on Thursday to snap Seattle’s five-game win streak at Safeco Field.
A pair of right-handers coming off wins face off Thursday as Christian Bergman of the Mariners matches up against the Twins’ Kyle Gibson in the final game of a three-game series at Safeco Field in Seattle.
The Twins placed left-handed starter Hector Santiago on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with left-shoulder soreness and claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Heston, adding him to the 25-man roster. The Twins also placed shortstop Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list and recalled first baseman Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.
Mike Zunino crushed a pair of home runs — including a two-run walk-off with two out in the ninth — as the red-hot Mariners pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.
Brandon Kintzler had not been a problem for the Twins’ woeful bullpen, which sports a Major League worst 5.28 ERA. But it was Kintzler who was stamped with the loss and the blown save, his third of the season, in the Twins’ 6-5 loss to the Mariners.