García, Seager lead Rangers previous Twins 2-1, take 3 of 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adolis García homered and Corey Seager singled residence the go-ahead run within the sixth inning because the Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Monday evening.
Twins star outfielder Byron Buxton exited within the seventh with proper hip tightness. A crew spokesman mentioned he’s thought of day-to-day.
Texas took three of 4 within the weekend wraparound sequence and is 5-3 since changing Chris Woodward with interim supervisor Tony Beasley final week.
The playoff-contending Twins turned their second triple play of the season after first baseman Jose Miranda caught Nathaniel Lowe’s line drive within the fourth.
A.J. Alexy (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in aid of starter Cole Ragans to earn the win. Brett Martin, José Leclerc and Matt Moore blanked the Twins the remainder of the way in which, with Moore incomes his third save of the season.
Sonny Gray (7-4) gave up two runs on 5 hits whereas fanning six. He gave up three singles within the sixth inning, with Seager’s hit driving residence Brad Miller to offer Texas the lead.
Over the primary three video games of the sequence, the Twins had been 1 for 19 with runners in scoring place, and people struggles continued once more on Monday.
In the primary inning, Carlos Correa hit a one-out triple on a ball that middle fielder Leody Tavares misplaced within the solar. Buxton walked and stole second. But Miranda struck out and Max Kepler grounded out to finish the menace.
In the third, Miranda and Kepler once more had an opportunity to place the Twins forward with two on and one out, however Miranda grounded out and Kepler flied out to maintain the sport scoreless.
The Twins lastly broke via within the fourth inning when Nick Gordon’s double drove residence Gio Urshela from third for the sport’s first run. It was their solely hit in seven at-bats with runners in scoring place on the evening.
Texas tied it when García hit the primary pitch of the fifth inning deep into the second deck in left-center. The hit prolonged his career-best hitting streak to 19 video games.
TWINS TURN THREE
The Twins pulled off a triple play with Marcus Semien on second and Seager on first. Miranda caught Lowe’s liner and stepped on first base, and his throw to Correa beat Semien again to second base for the third out.
Minnesota additionally turned a triple play on July 4 towards the White Sox in Chicago.
Rangers: RHP Dane Dunning (3-6, 4.06 ERA) will take the mound because the Rangers open a two-game sequence at Colorado on Tuesday. Dunning is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA in three begins this month.
Twins: Minnesota begins a three-game sequence in Houston on Tuesday evening. RHP Tyler Mahle (shoulder fatigue) will miss his flip within the rotation after being positioned on the IL Saturday. The Twins have but to call a alternative to take his spot for the sequence opener.
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