ANAHEIM, California – Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 win over Los Angeles Angels Monday night, May 20, in Anaheim.
Sano made a 2-0 fastball of reliever Ty Buttrey (2-2) who had not returned home in his 21 appearances this season, covering 23 2/3 innings, 391 feet in bleachers in the right middle of his second homer of the season, driving in Eddie Rosario, who had the singlet.
Luis Arraez went 3-to-4 with a score and Max Kepler went 2-for-4 with a trip to Minnesota, who won for the sixth time in seven games. Taylor Rogers (1
Jake Odorizzi, who had won six consecutive starts in the competition, beat five shutdown innings to get a no-decision, saw three singles, including one on a stack against the switch, before departing after throwing 90 seats. He went two and beat six.
Tommy La Stella went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Brian Goodwin had two hits and scored a race for Los Angeles, which lost shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a seemingly left ankle injury in the eighth inning two places after Shohei Ohtani appeared Being in pain after hitting the right hand while striking.
Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the second entrance when Arraez hit a one-out single on the right and went to third on Jason Castro's bloop simply down the left field. The Ehire Adrianza then entered a fielder choice to drive in Arraez.
Los Angeles tied it in the seventh, when Goodwin was singlet with one out, went to the other when pinch hitter Albert Pujols went, tagged and went to third on an escape out of David Fletcher, and then scored on a single of La Stella.
But the twins responded with Sano's two-round homework in the eighth to regain the lead, the start of a bad inning for the angels.
Simmons left the game with a left ankle injury in the lower half after he landed suddenly stretching to the first base bag while attempting to strike a grounder in the hole between the first and second. He had to be helped by the pitch and could not put pressure on his leg.
The damage to Simmons took place after Ohtani hit the right hand while swinging a 94 mph Rogers fastball and was called out on strikes.