Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Monday night. Escobar had a leadoff tiebreaking homer in the seventh off Samuel Deduno (4-4), who departed after Desmond Jennings followed with a triple. Caleb Thielbar entered and got one out before Zobrist gave Tampa Bay a 6-3 lead with a two-run shot. Alex Torres (3-0) pitched a perfect seventh for the Rays, who have won nine of 10 and moved to a season-best 10-games (50-40) over .500. Escobar also had a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was out of the lineup Friday night for the series opener against Boston because of a stiff back.
They’re supposed to be the boys of summer. This season, they’re the boys of snowstorms.
Chris Parmelee spent the past two seasons shuttling back and forth between the big leagues and the minors.
Chris Parmelee homered to cap a 10-run fifth inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Chicago White Sox 18-9 on Tuesday night.
Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals 8-7 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.
The Minnesota Twins are taking advantage of a few extra days off in the coming weeks to add some offense to their bench.
The Minnesota Twins say first baseman Chris Parmelee “is doing well” a day after he was hit in the head by a pitch from Boston’s Justin Thomas. A Twins spokesman says Parmelee was examined again by team doctors on Thursday and showed no signs of a concussion. He is listed as day to day.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Boston’s Justin Thomas in the sixth inning and had to leave the game.
The Minnesota Twins entered the final series of the season with one goal — to avoid losing 100 games.